Today is National Vanilla Cupcake Day. Aren't you glad to know that? In celebration, I made French Vanilla cupcakes (Duncan Hines instead of from scratch), and topped them with MaryKaye's Caramel Frosting (from the CakeCentral website). This is a cooked frosting, and it develops a crust very quickly, so I recommend adding a little bit more milk during the final mixing. Next time, I think I'll make it just thin enough to pour, and let it spread by itself.
December 15th is National Lemon Cupcake Day. I think I'll take a pass on that one. The only lemon dessert that appeals to me around the holidays is my Mama's lemon pie.