Sunday, July 10, 2011

Peggy Porschen Inspired Hydrangea Cupcakes

Hello!  I have been wanting to make these Hydrangea cupcakes ever since I first saw them in Peggy Porschen's book, "Simple Spectacular Cakes".  This is my interpretation of her design. ;-) They are Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream (more on that in a moment).  The Hydrangea are made with fondant.

Once again, I used the cupcake liners from "Celebrate It" and was very pleased with the way they held their color and design.  They were only $2 for 75 liners from Michaels!!  I wanted to post the recipe for the Lemon Buttercream, which in the end was one of the most delicious buttercreams ever in the history of buttercreams, but I had a slight drama with it.  The original recipe called for 1/2 c fresh lemon juice.  Note to self - unless you are making enough buttercream for a small village, this is tooooo much.  So, as not to waste what I already made, I adapted the recipe; because icing the consistency of soup is very difficult to pipe;-)  I added more sugar, I added more butter, I prayed - and then I put it in the refrigerator - and prayed some more! Ta Da - workable buttercream.  I will re-work the recipe and post it for you, so you never have to go through that trouble!

I am selling the Hydrangea cutters and veiners from Petal Crafts in my store.  I am also carrying Peggy Porschen's "Simply Spectacular Cakes" book with pictures and instructions on how to make Hydrangea cupcakes.  Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Be well! Dana 

1 comment:

  1. beautiful cupcake Dana, great color! And you have a store?! How cool is that!!