I waited until the day of the wedding to make the frosting and dress these suckas up. The weather was hot and humid so I didn't want the buttercream to sit any longer than necessary and risk it melting. I got up early yesterday morning to get started. I started by making the ganache filling for the chocolate cupcakes, no problem. Then I moved on to the strawberry buttercream for these guys. It looked pretty. It tasted delicious. It was waaaaaaaaaaaaay softer than the previous time I had made it. I frosted a few chocolate cupcakes but knew it would never hold up through the heat of the day. Luckily I had some extra chocolate cupcakes. I moved on to plan B. Plan B is call my mother(if you didn't know....in life Plan B should always be call your mother, actually it should probably be Plan A, since mom always knows best). I knew the bride was coming to pick these up shortly and I had to move quick. My mother gave me a recipe for a more stable, less fragile frosting and I continued on. I knew at this point getting the cupcakes done for the time that they were to be picked up would be unlikely. Luckily for me I was working with the most laid back non-bridezilla in the history of brides. I offered to drop them off a bit later but she was totally chill and said that someone would just pick them up in the morning.
Now that I knew I didn't have to rush I attempted the first buttercream recipe again, this time just plain vanilla for the vanilla cupcakes. I'm not sure if it was the strawberry jam I added to the first batch or if my butter was too warm, but this batch turned out perfectly. I was really happy because I really do love this buttercream. I piped it on. The cupckes were done..and only about an hour and a half behind schedule.