Monday, March 31, 2008

Daring Baker’s Party Cup Cakes

I took a little liberty with this month’s bakers challenge. I made the cake batter exactly as it was written but I opted to make cup cakes for our Easter dinner instead of a big cake.

Cup cakes always go over much better in our house than a big cake does and this recipe was really really good! The cake itself was so delicate and just like the Morven from Food Art and Random Thoughts said the light lemony flavor went over big with a fruit filling.

I live in Florida and one of my favorite jams or jellies is Guava. I opted to use my pastry bag and fill the center of the cupcakes with a little guava surprise. Yum Yum Yum!!!
Florida strawberries are always in season around Easter and I can’t remember a Easter dinner when some sort of strawberry dessert wasn’t served, so I took some of the best looking Florida Strawberries I could find and fanned them out as a decoration on top. I love the way the red strawberries looked against the stark white of the cake and the icing.
Check out some of the other cakes from this month’s challenge over at the Daring Baker’s, it’s a party for your eyes!


Jenny said...

Beautiful Birdie!! I love them in cupcake form. They are too cute and look delicious too. Nice job!

Ann said...

So cute and appealing! Great job!

Sheltie Girl said...

These are so cute! Not to mention the guava surprise on the inside. Yummy! You did a wonderful job on the challenge.

Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

Maria Arco said...

I can't believe how beautiful these cupcakes are, and they sound so wonderfully delicious. Keep on walking Babe, cause you are really coming up with some great ideas, and so different too. You may be ready for your own show on the Food network, or at least a recipe book.

Catherine Wilkinson said...

Guava! That's very inspiring! I love to use mango jam when I can find it. These are different, and beautiful! Great job!