Birthday Cupcakes Test Batch

With 2 birthdays right around the corner, I took an impromptu BBQ invitation as an opportunity to make a test batch.  My first run at from scratch cupcakes and frosting.  The consensus...super yum!
Even the little boy, who usually only eats the frosting, ate the whole thing; cake and frosting.

cupcake recipe HERE
frosting recipe HERE
mint and raspberries from my garden