I realize these are not perfect cupcakes.
The pink is more Pepto than Ballet. The swirls are not too swirly. I never got around to making the pink sparkly flags, so these store bought ones will have to do.
I know you will enjoy them anyway.
I certainly enjoyed making them for you. Baking them until midnight because that is when the house is the quietest. Learning a new recipe that uses only cake flour. Learning what the difference is between All Purpose Flour and Cake Flour. Learning how to make a swirl with a spatula. And learning to accept that imperfect is perfectly acceptable.
PS: For my sister : the imperfect swirls.