For our Irish themed celebration over the weekend, I made cupcakes. The part where I Made Cupcakes was a big deal! In the past I have always purchased them from my favorite local bakery or called my sister, the baking expert, to produce pretty and delicious cupcakes. Frosted cupcakes were too daunting for me to try on my own.
But, my favorite food bloggers are always posting photos of such lovely handcrafted cupcakes and they got me thinking that maybe, just maybe, I could do it too. I had the luck o’ the Irish with me after all. So, after fiddling with a few recipes, some crossed fingers and muttered threats, and a few tense minutes when I realized that frosting cupcakes is seriously not easy, I made cupcakes. My frosting skills could use a little practice, but the taste was perfection!
I used Katie’s most recent cupcake recipe because I knew she had perfected it for our high altitude baking issues. I adapted it to fit with our Irish theme – green party, green ingredients! With a Lime Curd filling, a light Lime frosting, and a delightful hint of Mint in the cupcakes, these were the perfect addition to our Saint Patrick’s Day Party. They weren’t nearly as hard as I expected them to be; I see a lot of cupcakes in my future!
For the Cupcakes
For the Lime Curd
For the Frosting
For the cupcakes:
For the lime curd:
For the frosting:
Cupcakes adapted from Good Life Eats
Buttercream frosting adapted from My Baking Addiction
For cupcake frosting/decorating help, check out these excellent posts:
What are your favorite cupcake flavor combinations? I am excited to try making more cupcakes!