I couldn't resist this title, part of quite a 'oh-er' line from a Led Zeppelin song but it is apt as I wanted to discuss lemons. I love lemons and last week I had a craving and with my new Cupcakes from the Primrose Bakery book at hand I set about baking and making a fine old mess (more on that later).
This is the kind of book you want to jump in and submerge yourself in.
Not the most simple of methods in baking but the end result is worth the attention needed.
Ooh I so wanted lemon and the smells in my kitchen were amazing.
When it came to the lemon butter icing I needed a little colour, I wanted yellow.
I wanted to feel like Spring sunshine was on the way bringing it's warmth but still desired the comfort needed in the cold that only a cupcake can bring. Look at these, yes there's lots of photos but I'm celebrating the joy that is cake here........
are they not delightful?????
I had such a lovely time with these and making a right old mess. I could have stayed with all the pretty staged photos but hey let's get real. This is what my kitchen looks like when I have been let loose with icing sugar.
I am a messy cook but I cannot not spill icing sugar everywhere when I am using it.
.....so now I can enjoy one of those babies.
It was so good. Even Hubby who is not a lemon fan liked them. I'm thinking chocolate with mint icing next, or vanilla with lime and coconut icing, or strawberries and cream, or raspberry.
Here is the man that I could hardly bare begging for his lemon to be squeezed till the juice ran down his leg.
The gorgeous Robert Plant, pensioner now but we'll gloss over that fact shall we!