Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Unicorn Cake!

There's not much to say about this except, UNICORN CAKE. This cake was the unicorniest.

Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream

It has been far too long since my last update... I have been making lots of summery goodies lately, these were especially well-received, so I thought I'd post them here.

I used the Lemon Vanilla Cupcakes recipe from Vegan Cupcakes Take over the World (or, just use your favorite vegan vanilla cupcake recipe and add the zest of 1(organic!) lemon and 1/2 tsp of lemon extract. The extract is a nice touch but totally not necessary (and I recommend using 1/2 tsp, not a tsp as the recipe calls for).

For frosting, I just used my favorite vegan buttercream recipe (I'll post it shortly!), adding in about a 1/3 cup raspberry puree (blend raspberries, strain out the seeds) and 2 tbsp Cointreau (or other raspberry liquor).

As you can see, I topped them with more fresh raspberries (yum!) and some vegan colored sugar (from India Tree).

These were so pretty I had to take more pics...