Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Lemon Cupcakes...

Last night I made Lemon Cupcakes w/Strawberry Buttercream and candied lemon slices for the BF to take to his last class (It made me think of 3rd grade when you would take cupcakes to school to celebrate your birthday) and lets just say it was quite the endeavor. I love baking and I remember in the movie Julia/Julie the Julie chick made this comment about how she loves baking after a terrible day of work, because the principle of baking is if you mix the right things the right way, you will get a perfection, and I totally agree!!

Last night was not perfection for me, I decided to be adventurous and make candied lemon slices for the fist time to dress up the cupcakes, and it was a disaster. I set up the sugar and water and let it start boiling, placed my sliced lemon slices in the pan and guess what I got a burnt sticky mess. It was terrible, my whole kitchen smelled like burnt lemons. Then after I had scooped all my batter into the pans and was about to place them in the oven, I looked over and guess what I say…the damn egg whites. I had totally forgot to put them in the cake, so I had to scrape everything out of the pan and remix it.

The only thing that came out with no problems was the Swiss Buttercream….oh lovely Swiss Buttercream how I love thee. That is the best F-ING Frosting EVER! It’s so smooth and creamy and reminds me of ice cream, and is basically heaven in a bowl. If you have never tried this route before, I highly recommend it, as you will never go back to that crappy powder sugar frosting ever again.

It was so late and I was tired and ready to be done, so the cupcakes didn’t quite come out like I had planned. I took few pictures with the kiss-ass camera the BF bought me a few months back, which I am told everyday I never use. (yes, I am a bad GF)

Hopefully with time I can master my photography skills and become as AWESOME as Little Miss Baker….check out her blog here.



4 comments:

  1. That looks so good and cute!

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  2. oh you are so cute mentioning me like that :) Those look pretty tasty though I must say! Would you mind sharing your icing recipe?! It looks so delicious and light!! How is the biz coming along?! Let's do our contest soon! xo

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