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Friday, November 26, 2010

2nd Cupcake Sunday

Welcome to the 2nd Cupcake Sunday

Wow!!! One month and it's time to celebrate Cupcake Sunday.

Cupcake Sunday

It's all about Christmas today. 

Thanksgiving Day was wonderful.  The cupcake project was so much fun. With the girls help the snow people are so cute. A little discussion on how to assemble them, but I love how they look.

Lemon Cranberry Cupcakes

As you can see there is a difference in the way the head is put on the bottom.
The cranberry filling is fairly tart. The cupcake is all around tart and sweet and pleasant to eat.
You might see in the background Hot Chocolate Mix I made from the wonderful recipe posted by Yvonne at StoneGable.  It truly is delicious. 

Tart Cranberry Filling

1 12 ounce bag of fresh cranberries
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar

1. Rinse and puck through cranberries.
2. Add to a medium pan with water and sugar.  Bring to a boil stirring to dissolve sugar.
3. Let the mixture boil for ten minutes.
4. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
5. Store in the refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight.

Lemon Cupcakes
28 regular cupcakes/ 375 degree oven(preheat) cook at 350 degrees
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup lemon juice
zest of one lemon

1. Beat butter on high until soft, about 30 seconds.
2. Add sugar.  Beat on medium-high until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes
3. Add eggs one at a time, beat for 30 seconds between each.
4. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
5. Add about a third of the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl and beat to combine.  Add about a half of the mild and beat to combine.
6. Add the lemon juice and lemon zest, beat to combine.
7. Scoop into cupcake papers about half full.
8. Place cupcakes in the oven and turn the oven down to 350 degrees.  Bake for 22-25 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean.

Eyes are chocolate decorating DECORS
Nose is orange slices
Hat is Fruit Flavors decorating DECORS
Cupcake papers are sold at Jo Anns

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting is the glue

2 sticks (1 cup) butter, room temperature
1-1/2 packages of Philly cream cheese
3-4 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
zest of one half lemon

1. Beat butter at medium speed until creamy.
2. Add cream cheese and beat until combined.
3. Sift 3 cups of the powdered sugar into the butter and cream cheese. Add the lemon juice and zest.  Beat until combined.
4. Add more sugar until you get to the consistency and sweetness you like.  I used 4 cups.


1. Fill the cooled cupcakes using the cone method.
2. Frost
3. Top off with marshmallow snow people.

Hope your Thanksgiving Weekend is going as you planned.  And, the shopping is all that you expected it to be.

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Now that administrative stuff is out of the way.  Let's see some Cupcakes.

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  1. Cute snowmen Betty, I'm sure everyone had fun putting them together-enjoy:@)

  2. Betty, How cute those are, and they sound delicious! Thank you for linking this post to Favorite Things. laurie

  3. What a cute idea! I'm glad to know about Cupcake Sundays.

  4. How cute! I'm a newcomer to Cupcake Sundays, but I feel inspiration about to strike!

  5. Betty...I am loving your snowmen cupcakes!



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