Marionberry Cupcakes: My cupcake tribute to Seattle (and DC, randomly…)

ImageRecipe: A yellow cupcake with a marionberry buttercream.

I’ve been in Seattle for about three weeks now and, with being out of my apartment in DC since the beginning of December, I realized it had been two months since I had baked. And I was getting twitchy. I needed my baking fix. So I figured that if I was going to bake for seemingly no reason, I should at least do something that was a tribute to Seattle. Enter the marionberry. According to Wikipedia (because I’m not writing a report for work and thus can quote Wikipedia as fact), the marionberry “is an indigenous blackberry developed by the USDA ARS breeding program in cooperation with Oregon State University.” Ok, so we’ll say this cupcake is more a tribute to the pacific northwest… But also, coincidentally, this cupcake is a tribute to my former home and a certain former mayor. You know what? Yeah let’s just call this an acknowledgement of the former mayor and not a tribute. I can’t look at my cupcakes as a tribute in that sense without feeling…icky.

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January 27, 2013. Tags: , , , . Buttercream, Marionberry, Yellow cake. 1 comment.