Monday, June 22, 2009

Baby Shower Cupcakes (Lemon Sunshine)

My very first paying cupcake job!!! One of my very best ladies asked me to bake cupcakes for a baby shower the she and her mom were throwing. The theme was surfer boy using the colors blue and orange.
The cupcakes themselves are lemon flavored and I took a little help from a box because I had so little time to put these together. However, I did not follow the directions on the box. Instead I did this:


1 package lemon cake mix
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup oil
4 eggs
1 small package lemon instant pudding

Mix dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients. Mix with electric mixer on medium speed for about two minutes. Use a strong mixer, this batter is thick. (I used my stand mixer, Pearl). Bake cupcakes at 350 degrees for 20 minutes (I was able to get 24 very full cupcakes from the recipe). For regular cake, pour into a greased 9x11 pan or two round pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Don't over bake or the cake will be too dry! The toothpick test works to check to see if they're done. I doubled the recipe and then I simply piped on a simple a lemon cream cheese frosting. I didn't get to taste them, but rumor has it that they were delicious!!! Here's some pics from the party:

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