Monthly Archives: January 2017

Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream

So…I have taken a looooong hiatus from posting in the blog.  As a matter of fact, a longer break than my time initially invested.  Maybe I am not a blog person or maybe I just don’t have time, but I am giving it another shot after my cousin Betsy started her own blog. Apparently she has the help of her dear friend and partner who is savvy in WordPress blogs.  While I am not so lucky, I am giving it another shot anyhow.  I would like my own chronicle of my cake and sweets progress over time, and outside of Instagram, this seems like the best way. So now it is time to get caught up!

Back in August, when the blackberries at the farm were at their peak, I made these cute little lemon cupcakes with blackberry buttercream. It seems like any berry goes well with lemon, but my favorites are blueberry and blackberry.  I found the original recipe on Pinterest which lead me to this post by Baker by Nature.  I made the lemon cupcakes as instructed.  For the buttercream, I followed the same process for cooking down the blackberries, but I added the blackberry sauce to my tried and true buttercream recipe found here.

Once complete, I added that scrumptious buttercream on those lemon cupcakes.  For once these cupcakes were for no one particular.  So off to work they went where all my extra sweets go for consumption by a bunch of people that give me way to much credit.

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Lemon Cupcake with Blackberry Buttercream

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Lemon Cupcake with Blackberry Buttercream

One post down, a bunch to go!  Here is to trying to stay on top of this blog for longer than the first time.

Clara