Friday, January 27, 2012

Chocolate Raspberry and Chocolate Lemon Cupcakes

For this evening's baby shower
Simply a "Betty Crocker Devil's Food Cake Mix".
(I used high-altitude directions, since we live so close to heaven. :-) )
Buttercream with 4 oz cream cheese frosting recipe and decorating tips from the
Click here for the post with the recipe.
I squished fresh raspberries in a wire mesh strainer and added the juice to the pink frosting (needed to add more powdered sugar due to the additional raspberry liquid, though) and then squished a hole in the cupcake and put in a little bit of leftover raspberry pulp. 
Frosted, then sprinkled with pink glitter.
(This is a frosting technique I must practice a bit, as these should look like roses....)
Pure lemon extract and a little yellow powder food coloring for the lemon cupcakes. 
Sprinkled with candy pearls.
And a mini cake gift for the hostess...made with the leftover batter and raspberry frosting. :-)

Have a Sweet Weekend!


  1. Today I made a paella, a litlle bit different :)
    Have a very good week end !

  2. They look pretty and yummy. Can't go wrong with buttercream frosting. I made coconut cookies today. :) Hope the baby shower went well. Have a great weekend. Tammy

  3. I love raspberry frosting. Have you ever seen "The Cake Bible" by Rose Levy Berenbaum? She has a killer raspberry buttercream recipe - a bit time-consuming but quite amazing.

    Love those little pearls!

    P.S. I don't think I ever said what spice I would be if I could be a spice. Actually I think I'd rather be an herb - basil or cilantro for choice. If I had to be a spice? Probably nutmeg. It's so versatile and I use it in almost everything. Cardamom is wonderful too - I especially like it with pears, and I always put it on green beans.

  4. Thank you all so much. These were a hit and the shower was lovely - who would have thought...they were so easy.