Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

These cupcakes turned out to be amongst the prettiest I have made when coupled with The Cupcake Wrapper Co.‘s stunning  Yellow Spot cupcake wrappers. They have some gorgeous designs available, the Pink Paris featuring the Eiffel Tower is one of my favorites. All the wrappers are made from card stock and are lightly laminated so you can use them over and over again! I also got to use my kitchen blow torch for the very first time which was extremely fun. Every kitchen should have one of these – I can now toast marshmallows whenever I like.

It’s been a busy festive season for me, starting early

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Coconut Vanilla Cupcakes

Coconut Vanilla Cupcakes I seem to be going coconut crazy! Coconut chocolates, Coconut cupcakes …… I wonder if Coconut marshmallows would work? I made these Coconut Vanilla Cupcakes for a baby shower and topped them off with a green butter cream using a Wilton ‘grass and hair’ icing tip and lady bug chocolates. The grass was really effective and looked great. However, if you want even more coconut flavour sprinkle some shredded coconut on top :)

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Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting

I only recently became a Blueberry fan, mainly because they have always been fairly expensive in Australia and not that commonly used (compared to other parts of the world).  But, after spending 2 months in New York during winter I absolutely fell in love with blueberries and ate them every chance I got….. hmmm…. blueberry pancakes and blueberry tart and bagels with blueberry cream cheese … drool….

They were slightly cheaper in the US ($3 a punnet), I must say I was expecting them to be a lot cheaper.  Well I am back home now and have decided I am willing

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Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

The idea for these cupcakes came to me during the first bite of the Double Choc Cookie Cupcakes, the cupcakes have a hard cookie base and I thought they would make a great start to a “Strawberry Shortcake Cupcake”, so I added a vanilla cupcake batter, some stewed strawberries and a whipped cream top – Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes have been born!

I must say they are delicious!  The cookie base adds a great texture and crunchiness to the cupcake (I know I will be using this idea over and over again in future creations) which marries so well with

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