Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream

Recipe: A white cupcake with a lemon buttercream, topped with a piped flower.

I got a request earlier this week forĀ  an order of two dozen cupcakes for a surprise birthday party tomorrow. They wanted simple vanilla cupcakes with a lemon buttercream – no problem. They also wanted a cute flower on top of each cupcake, in various pastel colors – problem. Yeah, I can’t freestyle design cupcakes, as is clear by the above picture. I feel like these were cupcakes I would’ve made when I was in middle school…and the woman whose birthday it is it not so much in middle school as she is a high-up lawyer in the federal government…so we’ll see how this goes over. At any rate, they taste good, so I have that going for me.

August 16, 2012. Buttercream, Cupcakes, Lemon. Leave a comment.

Lemon Cookies (!!)

Recipe: A lemon cookie. Plain and simple.

In October, my friend Beth got married in a beautiful beach-side ceremony. As part of the reception, she and AJ had the most amazing cookie table ever – they had to’ve had around 15 different types of cookies and they all looked fantastic. One of the varieties in particular caught my eye though and basically I just gorged myself on that one cookie all night. And then some the next day. And it was awesome…. Anyway, they were a simple little lemon cookie and I decided today that they needed to be recreated. Because lemon = yum.

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November 14, 2010. Cookie, Lemon. Leave a comment.