I made the batter from this recipe. Mixing in the red is always my favorite part.
When the cupcakes came out, most of them were extremely crumbly. after I managed to save a few, I had this bowl of cupcake crumbs and I had decided to try and make something out of them. I grabbed a parfait glass and put in alternating layers of crumbs, raspberries, and cream cheese icing.
It seems like a weird combination, but the raspberries perfectly grounded the sweetness from the icing and cake.
There were a few cupcakes that did turn out as expected. They weren't nearly as good as the cupcakes at Love's Bakery, but for my first attempt, I'm pretty pleased.