Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy Easter!

So it's been awhile since my last post. This semester has flown by and with class and work and senior stuff there has been no time to bake! Luckily I had the opportunity to bake some cupcakes for Easter brunch at Uncle David's.
I decided to make lemon cupcakes because they are just so springy!
I started by grating up a lot of lemon zest, about 2 lemons worth. This is a little more than my recipe called for, but I like a really lemony cake so I added in an extra teaspoon. I also saved some extra zest to make the lemon butter cream later.
Then was ready to cut and juice the lemons! Sorry for the dark pictures, the only time I had to bake was the night before Easter!
I had some pretty pink liners that were the perfect pale shade to complement the lemony cakes!
Then I poured in the batter and baked them up! For some reason the centers sunk in some after I took them out to cool...
But this was easily fixed with a thick smooth layer of lemon butter cream that I made the next morning!
These cupcakes smelled heavenly, but needed something a little special for Easter!
So they each got a sweet yellow rose on top!
They were packed up and ready to go to brunch after church!
There were a few extra bare cupcakes and some of the green butter cream so I decided to make some "grass" with eggs
to keep at the house for the roommates!

Kellye and Kristina were able to come to church and brunch with me
And it was good to spend time with Uncle Dave and Aunt Lisa!
Hope everyone had a great Easter with family and friends!

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