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Baby cakes (Vanilla cupcakes with lemon icing)

May 12, 2011

It’s my colleague Laura’s last day today before she starts maternity leave. She’ll be missed at work but I think she’s ready to go and have a bit of a sit-down before the mayhem begins.

So, to say good-bye and wish her well I thought I’d make some blue and pink cupcakes (they don’t know what the sex of the baby is).

The vanilla cake recipe is lifted from the Violet Beauregard cakes at  I Heart Cupcakes  so I won’t post it, just to make sure you go and look at the lovely Blueberry cakes there.

The frosting is just the Primrose Bakery one below

Lemon Buttercream Icing

11og Unsalted butter

2 Tbsp lemon juice

Grated zest of 2 lemons

500g Icing sugar


Beat butter lemon juice, zest and half icing sugar together until smooth (may take a while)

Gradually add rest of icing sugar and beat again until smooth, creamy and fluffy

If in doubt, beat some more.

This bake was accompanied by the sounds of Thao & Mirah thanks to the recommendation of Turntable Kitchen

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