Friday, July 27, 2012

Who Would Have Guessed

When you're waiting around for a baby to be born,
it's best to get the cupcake pans out and 
do some baking. 

Elizabeth and me, the cupcake duo,
decided we wanted to do something
with lots of buttercream frosting.

The flavor that we chose was lemon.
I had lots of cake recipes  from scratch,
but shhh! 
don't tell 
we cheated and bought a lemon cake mix.

We enhanced the mix with lemon juice,
a couple of splashes of lemoncello
and lemon zest.

To add to the lemony flavor we
added lemon curd in a
hollowed out spot in the cupcake.
(Which we did make from scratch)

Now we're speaking lemon.

Adding some more lemoncello and 
lemon zest to the buttercream frosting
topped off the romantic notion
of sitting in a sunny piazza in Florence sipping lemoncello.
I'm stretching that a little.

Now the most amazing part
was that all of the co-workers thought
this was the "best" cupcake we had
ever made.

With a cake mix?
Who would have guessed.

Maybe I put in more than a splash of

 Until Next Time-


  1. I so wish I could walk into my kitchen and see those sitting there -- POOF! -- waiting for me. It must might be cruel to post those pictures -- they look so good!

  2. Yum, you can never go wrong with lemon - even better with lemoncello!

  3. Yep, that lemoncello does it every time! Yum....

  4. delish - lemon is one my favorite flavors - looks great!

  5. Oh my! These look delicious and lemon is my favorite flavor.