Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Lemon Cupcakes

So a friend of mine has a lemon tree and gave me some lemons. What happens when you give a cupcake fanatic lemons? You get lemon cupcakes! I followed a really simple lemon cake recipe I found online. You know me, easy means good.

Now since I had real lemons you get zest!

The batter. Which was super easy to make.

My little lemon cupcakes look so cute naked. But lets be honest, who likes a naked cupcake?

Lemon cream cheese frosting! Super yummy! The recipe is super simple. Just a package of cream cheese, some lemon juice, lemon zest, and powered sugar.

I have come to the conclusion that real fruit and imitation makes a big difference. There is definitely more of a fresh taste to fresh fruit.

Mmmm ... the frosting was super yummy. I think next time I might add a package of vanilla pudding to the batter to make it more moist. But over all the lemon cupcakes were a hit with the husband and co-workers. Yay!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

One more reason to switch to a iphone

So lately I have been considering the options about switching my Crackberry to a iphone. I know I know. I have always been such a Blackberry fan. But lately my Crackberry has been sucking. I keep having message problems. My internet is slow. I can't go to many sites which I find super lame. Oh and my whole phone in general seems slow. I am super sad.

So I have been considering switching to a iphone. I called Tmoblie and my contract doesn't end until April 2010. Now that is a super long time.

Then my phone informed me of this ... Cupcake Maker on the iphone. The application lets you decorate a cupcake and send it to your friends.


If you don't have a iphone you can check out Make My Cupcake.

So one my point goes to the iphone. Damn ... April 2010 can not come soon enough.


Friday, March 5, 2010

Icing Shots: Good or disgusting?

Photo from Cupcakes Take the Cake

Apparently some bakeries are trying to make icing shots a new craze. I do not think this is a good idea and my friends at Cupcakes Take the Cake agree with me. Why would you only eat frosting when you can have a whole cupcake. Now isn't the whole point of having a cupcake is to indulge a little and not have a huge slice of cake? (Wait they are cute too!)

I know we all try to find ways to cheat on our diet, but trust me skipping the cake and just eating frosting is not the way to go. Plus, my friends at Cupcakes Take the Cake "you wouldn't go to a ice cream shop and leave with just hot fudge".
So do you think? Is this tasty treat good or disgusting?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Lollicakes

Since the fun green day is right around the corner I decided to blog about these super cute lollicakes by Lollicake Bake Shop. This is a Chocolate Guiness Stout Lollicake. Now I am not usually a Guiness drinker but this sounds like a must try. Beer ... good ... lollicake ... good .... why not a beer lollicake.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Simple Frosting

Bobbie Lloyd of New York's Magnolia Bakery shows us how to frost a cupcake. She makes it look so simple. I need to work on my frosting skills.