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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Lemonade Cupcakes!

 
Are you ready for a taste of summer?
 
Well these tasty treats will certainly do the trick!
 
Friday was our last day of school {hooray!} and to celebrate we invited the whole class over for an end-of-year pool party!  It was two hours of total chaos FUN!  In addition to watermelon and lemonade, we needed something sweet, and cupcakes have been my go-to crowd-pleaser for a while.
 
The hands-down bestest cupcake recipe ever can be found at Recipegirl and I simply made a couple of changes to turn her White Wedding Cake Cupcakes into lemonade delights.  First, I omitted the vanilla.  Second, I substituted frozen lemonade concentrate for the water in the cupcake recipe and for part of the milk in the buttercream frosting.  I was able to use one 12-ounce can of Minute Maid for both.  Third, I added a few drops of yellow food coloring to both the batter and the icing just to jazz up the color a bit more.
 
 
After Frosting with a large star piping tip, we 'tarted up' our lemonade cupcakes with sprinkled yellow sanding sugar on top and a section of striped paper straw for decoration!  Incidentally, Target is now carrying these cute paper straws in their party section and I was able to cut them into thirds for the cupcakes - darling!
 
And delicious!
 
The best part about this recipe is that it makes 3 dozen cupcakes, so it really is fit for a crowd.  And everyone liked them so much that we will no doubt be making them again, all summer long!
 
 

Truly Lovely  

23 comments:

  1. Hi Jen
    I'm co-hosting Katherine's Corner Hop. Came to say hello. These look toooooo good. Thanks for sharing. I'm also a new follower by GFC and Bloglovin. Hope you will visit my blog and follow me also.
    Angel @ sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm so behind on my replies - summer has somehow overwhelmed me already - ugh! But I will, I definitely will, because i meet so many great women and get so many great ideas from everyone. It's wonderful!

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  2. Wow, these cupcakes look yummy! Perfect for summer! Love how the recipe makes a bunch too! : )

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  3. Your cupcakes are so cute and the recipe looks delicious. We have a blog hop and would love to have you share your recipes. The link to the party is
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/06/wednesdays-adorned-from-above-blog-hop.html
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

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  4. Your cupcakes look delicious and everyone looks like they are having so much fun! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  5. Your cupcakes look delish! I am new from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and hopefully follow me back. Nicole

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  6. So cute, yummy! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Two Girls and a Party
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday. Hosted by:
    Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life
    Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    We hope to see you there!

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  7. I love lemon cake. So lemon cupcakes would be the ultimate. I've got to try it out.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

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  8. These look amazing! I love lemon cupcakes so I'll have to definitely try these out!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

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    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo
    www.raising-reagan.com

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  9. Love this for summer!

    Thanks for linking up to Whimsy Wednesday! Your project has been featured this week on my blog!

    http://www.ohmy-creative.com/kitchen/dessert/16-easy-to-make-summer-drinks-and-desserts/

    Also, you can add your project {or any project} to my website. I feature them on my main slider on the home page...follow this link to submit your project!
    http://www.ohmy-creative.com/submit-a-project/

    Be sure to stop by and grab a button...

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    1. Thank you soooo much! It makes me feel so special when I am featured! I will grab a button and follow you and everything!

      See you again soon!

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  10. Such a cute idea!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!! Pinning this.

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    1. Thank you so much! If you are a lover of all things lemon like me, you simply must make these - soon!

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  11. Super cute cupcake, love how festive they look.

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.
    Leslie
    www.violetimperfection.com

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    1. You're so awesome! I am Ah-mazed at your folowing having only been blogging a year! I wish I could get that dedicated! Maybe someday . . . . in the mean time, check back for more fun happenings soon!

      Cheers!

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  12. These look delish and I love how you added the straw! Very clever. Thanks for sharing at the Project Stash last week. Don't forget to come back tonight and link up your "stash" projects to inspire us again this week. Party opens at 8:00 pm EST.

    Marilyn
    4you-withlove.com

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  13. Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into My Paradise TGIF Link Party! I just wanted to let you know I am featuring you this week. I would love for you to grab my button to add to the post or your sidebar. I would love for you to share your news of being featured on your social media. I can't wait to see what you link up next week!
    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/
    Have a great week!
    Hugs! Cathy

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    1. Oh yay!! That's so awesome and makes my day today! And I will definitely share the good news - and be back for another party soon!

      Happy summer!

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  14. These sound absolutely AMAZING!!! Thanks for sharing them with us on Fancy This Fridays! We featured you today, FYI! Hope you'll stop by and check it out! :)

    ~ Kassi @ Truly Lovely

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    1. Thank you so, so much Kassi! Can't wait to see my name (or at least my cupcakes) in lights!

      Cheers!

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  15. Thanks so much for sharing this at the Say G'day Saturday link up! I have pinned this, shared it on twitter and facebook and featured it at this week's party.

    Hope you can join in again this weekend!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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    1. You are so sweet to feature me! And I just love telling people I have a friend "down under!" Thaks for hosting such a rockin' party!

      Cheers - Jen

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  16. All I have to say is YUM! I'm so glad you joined us at Transformed Tuesday.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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