curd cupcakes

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Orange Blossom Citrus Mini Cakes with Lemon Curd and Honey Whipped Cream.

Last week I had the supreme pleasure of making one of my best friends an early birthday cake. The cake must be left for a different blog post, because this one is all about the lemon curd I made to go with it. Turns out my girl LOVES lemon curd as much as I do, and so I proceeded to make an exquisite batch of it, doused with ground vanilla bean and zest from a Buddha’s hand citron.

Post-celebration, I was left with a boatload of curd that I did not want to waste (flash forward to my spoon-feeding myself lemon curd whilst watching Parenthood #domesticbliss). So I did what any normal human being would do, and decided to make some orange blossom mini cakes layered with lemon curd and cream.

Recipe (and tons of swoony cupcake pics) here!

every episode of cupcake wars:

  • we have 4 people who are going 2 compete for CUPCAKE GLORY
  • “this is my assistant she’s like my sister :)”
  • “i need the money to buy this thing for my business”
  • “aaah!!! im going to cupcake wars!!!”
  • “i have no idea what im going to do with these ingredients (but of course im going to use whatever fruits are there bc they’re easier than the other ingredients)”
  • “oh my gOD 30 MINUTES”
  • “the cupcakes are not done, i dont know if i’ll have enough time”
  • “THEY’RE TOO HOT THE BUTTERCREAM IS GOING TO MELT”
  • “we had a close call last time but we’re gonna give it our all in this round”
  • “im thinking lemon blueberry with a lemon curd filling”
  • florian: “ur cupcakes are le awful”
  • “i want??? a display like this i think?? *draws a square with lines coming out of it with a bunch of ovals*” “yeah… i think i get what you’re going for… i’ll see what i can do”
  • “i really think i may have blew it”
  • “omg this iS AA DrEAM COM E TREUUE I AM HERE WITH MY CUPCAKES”