Thursday, February 9, 2012

Lemon-Limoncello Cupcakes

I came across this recipe and they looked too cute not to try. =)   First, I made the lemon curd.  You can buy it already prepared at the grocery store, but it's super easy to make at home.  It's just lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar and butter.
The finished lemon curd

Then I made the cupcakes.  Pretty basic cupcakes, with a bit of Limoncello in the batter.  They came out super light and fluffy!

Next was the icing. It's a cream cheese limoncello icing, only four ingredients! Butter, limoncello, powdered sugar and cream cheese. 

Cream cheese-Limoncello icing

Once the cupcakes are cool, you carve a little hole out and fill it with the prepared lemon curd. 

Finally, ice and add the decoration!



So I had a plan for my super bowl cupcakes - the Giant's 'ny' logo and the patriots logo.  I piped them out and they actually turned out pretty well.  Christy and I ended up having some people over, including some small children. One of them reached onto the counter and hit the 'ny' so it never made it to a cupcake..bummer.  oh well, just a cupcake!  =)      

Next up is Lemon-Limoncello cupcakes!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

I'm back!! =)

Hey all!  I just realized I haven't updated this in 27 years, so here it is!  A lot has changed since July.  I was back home in SD from July to September then moved to AZ with Christy in October!  I am nannying again, taking care of an 9 week old and a 7 yr old.  I've started making some not so usual cupcakes, so I thought I'd share them with y'all!   Christy asked me to make Dr. Pepper cupcakes the other day, and they actually tured out pretty well.  I don't like chocolate, but was told they were delicious.

Then a couple of days later I made Caramel Apple Cupcakes. It was a cinnamon cupcake filled with homemade apple pie filling, iced with caramel butter cream and drizzled with caramel.  I don't mean to brag, but they were soooo good!  lol

Next up are my Superbowl cupcakes.  I hope both teams lose. =p
Pictures will be up soon!