Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Lemon Cupcake with Blueberry Buttercream Frosting

     A desire to have purple cupcakes to serve to others was mentioned to me, and of course my eyes instantly lit up. The ability to create delicious homemade goodies is just one wonderful perk of pursuing homemaking. I quickly began searching for a fruit-based cupcake and icing. Fruit in desserts offers a wide range of flavors and are lighter than other desserts. They're not necessarily healthier, but I do find the eating experience more enjoyable (to the shock of my typical chocolate-lovin' side). The goal was to achieve a purple frosting, which can easily be done with blueberries. What pairs well with blueberries? Lemon. This combination in the cupcakes is heavenly. The recipes are not my own, and so I'll simply provide the links to where I found them. They are certainly worthy of whipping up for your next gathering! I promise!

Lemon Cupcake Recipe (made about 36 regular size & 18 minis)
Blueberry Frosting Recipe (made twice to frost 35 cupcakes)

     Achieving the large swirls in the frosting required the largest icing tip and coupler known to mankind. You can see the difference in the photo between the standard size and the large ones. The large ones really help to create that cupcake shop appearance. Mine aren't perfect, but you get the idea. Also, if you're going to use the decorators tips then one trick I use is to forgo the pricey icing bags and just cut a hole in the tip of a baggie. Then continue like normal. It wastes a baggie, but that one baggie is a lot more cost effective than the  alternative.

Large size decorator tip & coupler on the left.
Standard size decorator tip & coupler on the right.



  1. Oh please tell me where did you get that HUGE coupler! And what tip is it that you are using?
    Those seem to be exactly what I'm looking for! :)

    1. I found the coupler and tip at Hobby Lobby. I don't remember the exact size. However, they were the largest ones they had! :)


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