Thursday, October 11, 2012

Tinkerbell Cupcakes

When I hear Tinkerbell I think of Peter Pan and his little Pixie, I think lime green and pixie dust.  But you won't find any of that here.
These Tinkerbell cupcakes are part of the book Sprinkled with murder by Jenn McKinlay.  A delightful Cozy Mystery.
Jenn provides the recipe as part of her book.  But I made a few changes.
The Tinkerbell Cupcakes are Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry butter cream frosting rolled in pink sugar.  
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
2 cups Sugar
4 eggs
1/3 cup grated lemon zest (for me this was 6 lemons)
3 cups cake flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
-  Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
-  Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then add eggs one at a time until the yellow is Incorporated. 
-  Sift the dry ingredients together
-  Combine wet ingredients
- Add the flower and wet ingredients to sugar starting and ending with flour.
-  line cupcake tin and fill 3/4 of the way full
-cook for 20 minutes or until done.
Frosting: (this is where I really deviated)
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup four
1 1/2 cup whole milk
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cup butter
-  In a saucepan whisk flour and sugar together, add milk and cream, cook over medium heat until boils and thickens
-  transfer to bowl and beat on high until cool
-  Turn mixer to low and add butter a little at a time, when all is in increase speed and beat until light and fluffy
-  ad raspberries and flavoring
I cut stars out of white chocolate and sprinkled pink edible glitter onto them. 
I sprinkled the cupcakes with pink sugar and topped them with a fresh raspberry. 


Marti McClure said...

Oh your cupcakes sound wonderful! I love the lemon and rasberry combo. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. ~Marti

Moonlyf said...

Wow! I've never seen a frosting recipe that included flour... interesting. I'm going to have to try these. I like the fact that it's not a buttercream frosting. Thank you! :-)

Moonlyf said...

Well... I just saw the butter. Okay, it's interesting anyway because it contains flour. I'll still give it a whirl! :-)

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