I'm "pretty" sometimes. ("Pretty" being a euphemism for dumb.) I made about 50 cupcakes and didn't photograph a single one. However, the chocolate cupcakes, vanilla cupcakes, buttercream frosting, and chocolate buttercream frosting were all fabulous. I thought I'd share the recipes for anyone who needs a good go-to cupcake staple.
Buttercream Frosting: http://savorysweetlife.com/2010/03/buttercream-frosting/
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting: http://savorysweetlife.com/2011/04/chocolate-buttercream-frosting/
Chocolate Cupcakes: http://www.marthastewart.com/337010/chocolate-cupcakes
Vanilla Cupcakes: http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,196,138166-225200,00.html