Main issue: Out of all of the vegan cookbooks I have; no strawberry cupcake recipes. I searched online for quite some time, and found a few (see below), but I'm nervous the cupcakes will be too muffin-like. My idea of how the muffins would be is vanilla cake w/ strawberry puree/bits or something mixed in somehow, with a vanilla frosting (perhaps with pureed strawberries) and whole strawberries on top.
I did find the Joy of Vegan Baking recipe on Google books, which is what looks best now.
Has anyone tried any of these recipes or another one, or have idea helpful hints? I have had some cupcake disasters in my life, and don't want this to happen at the party.
Minor issue: My friends are baking her a regular cake...and asked if I wanted to go shopping for ingredients with them and bake it with them. The cake is non-vegan, so I didn't think it was weird of me not to want to buy ingredients for it. Helping to make it wouldn't be as bad, but it still makes me feel weird. So I suggested I make vegan cupcakes and we could all bake together. What would you in this kind of situation?