The baking bug has came around and of course, the only way to get over an itch is to scratch it. Cupcakes came to mind as they are absolutely simple to bake, and the 'itch' can thus be satisfied in less than half an hour from the weighing of ingredients, thru' the creaming process, and up to the baking time in the oven. Personally, I love cupcakes because they remind me of my childhood and sticky little fingers, and back then, little ole me could never resist the colourful cute little paper-cup cases. In fact, to this day, I still can't. Picking up a pack of white cupcake cases from the supermarket shelf is just a gesture to make me feel a little bit more grown-up especially when my basket contains one or more packs of colored cupcake cases.
I had actually wanted chocolate fudge on top of my cupcakes but unfortunately had run out of dark chocolate. So I settled instead for white chocolate fudge with chopped strawberries, which is what you see in the 'cupcake trio' picture. These were quite good 'as is' but somehow, cupcakes look so much more delicious and incredibly sinful with a whipped cream topping. Picture at the top of post is the 'ooh-ahh' cupcake with whipped cream topped with a swirl of strawberry white chocolate fudge - by the way, pic has been artistically edited with Photoshop to mimic a watercolor painting - just the right kind of effect for a glimpse of childhood days!