Sunday, January 23, 2011

My Sweet Spot

I've had a lot of cucpake orders lately which makes my heart happy.  If you are new to my blog or a new friend, I'm a baker at heart. If you come over, I'll usually whip something up for you if it's not already made. I love to cook of course, but I've worked at it. Baking came very natural to me. So, when my husband and I decided to adopt from Ethiopia I thought it would be a perect time to share my talent and fundraise for our adoption at the same time. In the past few weeks I have dabbled in some new buttercreams and cake flavors that have turned out to be phenomenal!!! I mean seriously.... So, I thought I'd share with you my Lemon Chiffon Buttercream which is my favorite. I love, love, love lemon and my favorite cupcakes are from Sugar Mama's Bakery in Austin. For my birthday last year, Chris had them make a cake for me with their lemon buttercream and I've been trying to recreate it ever since. I think mine is better (just sayin'). It must be all that love and elbow grease I put in to them since the motor in my mixer is going out ;). Hope you enjoy this recipe and for God's sake try it! You can top any of your vanilla, lemon or strawberry cupcakes with it!

Lemon Buttercream Frosting

1 cup butter, softened
3 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
2  lemon, juice and zest of
1 teaspoon good vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
Combine butter, sugar and salt and beat till well combined.
Add lemon juice,zest and vanilla and continue to beat for another 3 to 5 minute or until creamy.


Ramah-WORD! said...

sounds A-MA-ZING!

Dani said...

it's DIVINE!!!! :)

We Three Smiths + 1 said...

OMG!!! Maybe you should make these for Mrs. Simpkins...and enough for us to have one too, lol! Delicious!!! I just love you and your post and sweet James and am so glad that we have become friends this year!!! I could go on...but I won't!

Dani said...

YOU ARE SO SWEET JOY!! Your friendship has totally blessed me, you have no idea. I will TOTALLY make these...and some extras for us :) heehee...

Julie Harding said...

I had to have the motor fixed on my kitchen aid...there's a great small appliance repair place in Ft. Worth right down the street from the children's museum. It's a great excuse to go play. Mine was simple enough that I dropped it off before going to the museum & picked it up on the way home.