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Delicious Lemon Cupcakes

For my last day of work, I made cupcakes. These cupcakes were heavenly – not too sweet or too sour and just the right amount of lemon. Mr. Bean who hates lemon in baking thought these were delicious.

I used this recipe – it made 24 “normal” sized cupcakes and 24 “mini” cupcakes. I used 2 c. brown rice flour, 1/2 c. tapioca starch and 1 c. potato starch and 1 1/2 tsp. of xathan gum. It creates quite a thick batter, so I added a tsp. or two of lemon juice and probably about 1/2 c. potato milk to get the batter to a thinner consistency.

Once the cupcakes were cooled, I iced them with lemon cream cheese icing.

Delectable Lemon Cream Cheese Icing

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. margarine, softened
2 tsp. lemon zest
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
Icing Sugar to get icing to the right consistency  (I used 1 lb. 2 oz.)

  1. Beat cream cheese and margarine together.
  2. Add lemon zest and juice.
  3. Add icing sugar until desired consistency is reached

I used the Wilton 1M tip to ice the cupcakes.

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Just by looking at them, I feel like I can taste them. Yum.

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Cupcakes for a Baby Shower

This afternoon is a baby shower for one of my friends and I decided that I would bring cupcakes. I’ve been wanting to make lemon cupcakes for a while but haven’t because Mr. Bean has an aversion to lemon in baked goods, so this seemed like a good opportunity to do so.

I used this recipe from Coyote Craft (whose name is also Bean!) for the cupcakes, leftover cream cheese icing from Mr. Bean’s birthday cake and leftover flowers from my Wilton II grand finale cake.

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A few of my friends are pregnant so this is the first of many showers. (So exciting!) Are you also in the baby shower loop?

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