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Simple yet yummy cupcake.

Made with a regular vanilla cupcake mix and I mixed chilled lemon curd in, not mixing smooth but keeping some of the curd in lumps.

Mixed dessicated coconut with icing sugar added a little yellow food colouring to the butter icing , swirled icing on cupcake and then dip in the sweetened coconut.


Summertime Lemon

Now these were a little bit of a challenge, only because the day was sooo hot my kitchen was even hotter trying to pipe Butter icing in that heat was not an easy task at all.

But all in all was done as had to put the butter icing in the fridge every few mins  and as I piped 2-3 placed the heart and popped into the fridge as well

Anyway I love these Lemon Curd Cupcakes and I keep the lemon curd in the fridge anyway to when small teaspoon full amounts are placed in the cake mixture and using a cutting stir method you get little bits of lemon curd in the mixture which give little bursts of lemon in the cake mmm.

This can be done as I have done with a butter icing or with a royal icing, Ihave done these before with the same butter icing as a filling and piped the royal icing over it a nice little surprise.


Fresh Lemon Cupcake

These cupcakes are the start of summer for me, made with real lemons they are light and delicious.

Were as you can use a lemon enhancer I have always preferred that fresh real lemon flavour, in a batch of  24 I used the juice of one large lemon, if the sharpness of the lemon is a bit much, you can use less lemon.

I also use a basic cake recipe and added a touch more baking powder.

For the Butter cream, to prevent that splitting look I use a royal icing mix which worked well for me, once mixed  fill your piping bag and put in the fridge to cool for 10 mins, this makes piping the butter cream a lot easier and gives and more defined look to your swirls.

This cupcakes are featured on my wedsite http://www.blackpineapple.moonfruit.com