Sweet and Sour

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Cupcakes are my favorite treat to make. I adore looking at beautifully-decorated cupcakes (like on my friend Nadia's awesome blog), but I'm no pastry chef, and am too intimidated to attempt the ones that require an artistic flair and a steady hand. Yesterday I decided to take a leap from my tried and true favorites, and baked Martha Stewart's Triple-Citrus Cupcakes for a friend's surprise party. I had to zest far too many lemons, limes, and oranges, but the labor-intensive recipe was worth it. These were a fabulous summer treat - refreshing, light, and perfectly balanced between sweet and sour. I had never worked with a glaze before, though dipping cupcakes actually turned out to be much easier than frosting them. I also substituted a third of the butter with applesauce to make them more moist. The lime ones were my favorites - I used key lime juice in the frosting, so they tasted like mini key-lime pies.


germaine said...
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Nadia said...

I tried to comment before but my mom was signed into google on my phone, oops!

These look yummyyy Im going to post this on my blog later with a link to your blog :)

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