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!