The cupcakes were an adventure. It's just a basic yellow cake (basic = from the box)! David wanted strawberry filling and a boston cream topping. I was having a hard time figuring out how I was going to do the boston cream, let alone make it work as a topping. And I have to say, I didn't even try. It was a rough day trying to get some things done around the house and figure out how to do this. The filling was a complete success though!
I took strawberry jam and mixed it with powdered sugar and a little water. It was PERFECT!
I was pretty disappointed with my icing. I've done chocolate icing and cream cheese icing but never just butter cream icing. It was a bit too sweet and too thick, I tried to get red icing but completely FAILED! I ended up with PINK icing, worst color icing to have for a father's day cupcake. My mom added some blue and made this really pretty purple. Still not great for father's day but it was a bit better than PINK.
Hubby appreciated my effort though!