Grassy Lemon Cupcakes with Bees and Flowers

Grassy Lemon Cupcakes with Bees and Flowers

Grassy Lemon Cupcakes with Bees and Flowers

Ingredients

    Cupcakes:
  • 2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 c. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 c. whole milk
    Green Buttercream Frosting:
  • 1 c. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 lb. confectioners sugar
  • 2 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • green gel paste food coloring
    Fondant Bees:
  • Yellow fondant
  • Black fondant
  • Corn syrup
  • Sliced almonds
  • Flower stamens
  • Royal icing

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two 12-hole muffin pans with paper liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Using an electric mixer, beat the sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla and 3/4 cup (11/2 sticks) of the butter in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs one at a time.
  3. Reduce the mixer to low and alternately add the flour mixture and the milk, mixing until just incorporated. Divide the batter among the muffin cups (about 1/4 cup each) and bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center of each cupcake comes out clean, 22 to 28 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
    Green Buttercream Frosting:
  1. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until creamy, about 2 minutes. Reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually add the confectioners' sugar, alternating with heave cream. Add vanilla extract. Increase the speed to high and beat until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Tint green with food coloring.
    Fondant Bees:
  1. Shape yellow fondant into small bee bodies. Roll out black fondant and cut thin strips. Brush 2 strips with corn syrup and carefully place on the bee body, pressing gently to adhere. Gently press 2 pieces of sliced almonds into the body for wings. Use flower stamens for antennae and royal icing for the face.
    Decorate the cupcakes:
  1. Transfer the buttercream frosting to a piping bag fitted with a grass piping tip and frost the tops. Arrange flowers and bees on top.
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