Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream

In line with the Statement of Gratitude of the tag in my previous post, I baked these Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream for a home fellowship meet of a close friend, Philip. We had known him for many many years and he has been such a great friend. He is one friend who had always been there for us when we needed help.

I recall many years ago when I was a new mother and hubby was away on business, he was the first person who came to my rescue when my house was flooded. I was staying in a single storey house then. Seeing the entire house covered with more than 6 inches of water with a toddler who could barely walk I was at a total lost. Fortunately, he was there to help me elevate some of the important stuff that could be damaged by the flood water. He accompanied us till the water subsided and help me washed up the house that by then was covered with a layer of thick mud. I am forever thankful for having such great friend.

This cupcake is made using my previous Magnolia Cupcake Recipe and the recipe for lemon buttercream is as follows:-

90g butter
250g icing sugar
3 teaspoon lemon juice
lemon zest for decoration
red heart candy for decoration

Bake cupcakes and leave them to cool to room temperature before icing them.
To prepare icing, cream butter, icing sugar and lemon juice until smooth and creamy. Pipe in circular motion from outer ring of cupcake ending in the centre using a large star nozzle. Decorate with lemon zest and red hear candy.


beachlover said...

Simple yet elegant!!.I can't do that type of pipping and topping..Must find a teacher soon:)

Big Boys Oven said...

yes very simple & yet so elegant like the baker herself!

daphne said...

I love those swirls!!! Great piping done!! The lucky people that get to eat them!

The Caked Crusader said...

Wow - doesn't that piping make them look sophisticated!

Pretzel said...

Ling, I'm a cupcake newbie, looking for decorating tips - these look amazing! What size star nozzle do you use? Thanks!

Jennifer said...

Impressive! you shld consider selling them cos they are so gorgeous and yummy...

wmw said...

That little heart sitting on the top makes it look extra nice!

Ling's Passion said...

beachlover : Not difficult just need to try out a couple of times and I'm sure you will be good at it.

big boys : *blushing.....*

daphne : Thanks :)

caked crusader : They certainly did!

pretzel : Thanks for dropping by. I used star nozzle size 1M.

jennifer : Will consider as a biz when I retire.

wmw : Agreed!

Anitha said...

Looks yummy!!

JeromeFo令狐冲 said...

"Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream"?
Lolx.Another creative mix cupcakes.
First time heard of it =)

suesue said...

This is cute especially with the heart. So sweet.

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