Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Decorating cupcakes made easy!

by Amanda Ashley
With cupcakes being served all over the world for all types
of parties, the ideas are certainly abundant!

Look at these cute little cupcake appetizer cocktail picks
found at Don’t they look so euro!? They are perfect
for a cupcake inspired cocktail party. Invite some friends
over for lemon drop cupcakes and serve them with these
cute picks. You can even personalize them by adding their

I posted a recipe below for lemon drop cupcakes I found at
You can also order yummy filled lemon cupcakes at my are topped in sanding
sugar reminiscent of the sugar rim on a lemon drop martini.
How HAPPY!-if this isn’t a pick-me-up....nothing is!

Lemon Drop Cupcakes
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups sour cream

3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
2 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 tablespoon milk

1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs,
one at a time. Add lemon peel and vanilla; mix well.

2. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately
with sour cream (batter will be thick).

3. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups with 1/4 cup of batter.

4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick
inserted near the center comes out clean.

5. Cool for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

6. For frosting, cream butter and sugar in a small mixing bowl.
Add lemon juice, vanilla, lemon peel and milk; beat until
smooth. Frost cupcakes.

enjoy, aa

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