Summer is FINALLY here! I love the smell of summer rain, bonfires with friends and of course all of nature's sweet goodness. My favorite part of summer has to be planting and using fresh herbs. In my window sill sits dill, basil and one of my favorites- thyme! I used fresh thyme to really brighten up the flavor of the strawberry preserves in the cake, as well as the luscious vanilla frosting. This cupcake is not a traditional flavor by any means, but it surely wakes up those taste buds!