Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Hello, Cupcake

The first two years Carrie and I hosted our Valentine party, I made red velvet cupcakes. This year I wanted something a little different, and since one of our friends is expecting a baby girl next month, I decided we needed PINK.

I did some internet surfing and read several recipes for pink lemonade cupcakes. I put them all together and came up with my own concoction. They were seriously yummy, if I do say so myself!

This was the first time I'd ever used food coloring in cake batter, and it was really fun to create these pink colored cupcakes! Doug didn't seem to mind the pink, and he was happy when he came home on Saturday night {party winding down...} to see that there were a few cupcakes left. 

I'm going to include the recipe if you'd like to give them a try,
and I'm also documenting it here so I'll remember how I made them.
These will definitely be made again at my house!

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes
1 box white cake mix
3/4 c. water
3/4 c. frozen (thawed) pink lemonade concentrate
1 egg, + 2 egg whites
2 t. lemon zest
1/3 c. vegetable oil
red/pink food coloring

Prepare ingredients following directions on cake mix box.
Bake cupcakes 15-20 minutes in 350° oven.
Frost with best buttercream frosting ever {recipe found here}.


Sian said...

Sweet :) and such pretty pictures too

Jill said...

These are ADORABLE! I just pinned them. :)

Cheri said...

These look and sound yummy. Too bad I can't have any. :(

Karen said...

I want one NOW! Those photos are fantastic! I've never seen anything better in a magazine! Move over, Martha!

Alison said...

These look fab...and beautifully photographed!
Alison xx

Stephanie said...

Look at my baby! All grown up and swirling! sniff, sniff! These look beautiful!

Amy said...

Your last photo is so lovely Deb - gorgeous ... bet they were yummy too!

Margaret said...

You had to haul out the cupcakes pix again, didn't you? Now, that's hitting below the belt.

Karen said...

I am definitely going to have to try these!

furrypig said...

wow those look fabulous Deb my mouth is watering!!!

Beverly said...

Oh, I might even make these today to take to lunch with friends tmw :) Where in the world did you find cupcake stands?!

Rhona said...

I love these and I know a little girl who would think pink cupcakes were wonderful ;o) I'll have to see what I can find here to try and recreate the recipe xx

Gail said...

They look absolutely yummy and your photos of them are super. Ok, where on earth did you get that little cupcake stand. Thanks for the recipe I'll have to give it a try.

Ginger said...

Hi Deb! I remembered this recipe when you made it, I made it when I saw you had it on IG. I'm going to make these this weekend. I'm happy I found it here on your blog! :)

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