Cake: Combine flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Set aside. In mixing bowl, cream butter at medium speed, gradually add sugar and eggs. Alternately add oil, milk with flour mixture, fold in vanilla. Pour batter into 3 (12 cup) muffin pans with paper liners. Bake at 350°F/180°C for 15 to 20 minutes or until cakes test done. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely.
Syrup: Bring sugar and water to a boil, remove from heat, stir in vanilla extract. Pour over cupcakes and garnish with fresh berries.