July 24, 2010

lemon cupcakes

birthday cupcakes are always fun.
i enjoy making cupcakes  and always try and figure out a way to make them a little unique.
for my friend JEAN's birthday, i got a request for some lemon cupcakes.
to be honest...i didnt try this cupcake haha
i just baked them...decorated them...and sent them off...
i left some at home hoping that i'd come back to some but i was wrong -___-

anyways hope you had a wonderful birthday jean!!
its always fun meeting with the girlfriends ^^

so on this lemon cupcake with lemon cream cheese frosting is candied lemon zest.
theres a lot of recipes for candied lemon zests out there but here is what i did:

candied lemon zest recipe:
  • 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cups sugar (plus extra side sugar)
  • 1/8 cups water 

-peel yellow part of lemon with a vegetable peeler
-cut into thin strips
-place strips into small pan. add water to cover and bring to boil..cook for about 5 mins.
-pour out the water (i'm not sure why...one day i'll try without pouring this water out)
-place 1/4 cups sugar and 1/8cups water into pan and bring to boil with the strips.
-boil for about 20-30 mins.
-place lemon strips onto wax paper and sprinkle sugar onto them.
-let it dry and enjoy!!

*pictures from miss jean: stayjean.com


jeanlee said...

candied lemon zest was amazingggg

Angie said...

I tried one and it was AMAZING!