Because my mother says I never make “simple” cupcakes, let the record show:
I have nothing against plain or simple cupcakes. I enjoy baking, of course, but since I don’t really eat cupcakes my main enjoyment comes from creating something special. Thing is a cupcake like this one can take just as long if not longer than the more decorated ones I generally show off because piping frosting is a lot faster than spreading it. Actually the strawberry shortcake cupcakes I made yesterday took less than half the time than these did.