Sunday, April 12, 2009

Lemon Cupcakes with Peeps

Lemon Cupcakes with Peeps

It's come to this. I sit in the library, trying to read about economic statecraft, but my mind drifts to the sugary marshmallow cuteness of Peeps. Specifically, the Peep-topped cupcakes of the Upper East Side's Glaser's Bake Shop, which I experienced at Easter-time a few years ago.

As my daydream continued, I realized there was no need for a cross-town bus trip--why not bake my own? Never mind that J was out of town, many of my friends were headed home for Easter, and I had exactly zero plans for group get-togethers where I could pawn off these sugar bombs. No, I left the library, bought not one but two Peep packages (just one color wouldn't do), and headed home for a Friday afternoon baking-fest.

Lemon Cupcakes with Peeps

I followed this reliable vanilla cupcake recipe, adding the zest of two lemons. The frosting is Martha's meringue buttercream, minus two of her three sticks of butter. And the Peeps? Aesthetic purposes only. I shamefully throw them away before eating the cupcake. What can I say? Being this close to grad school graduation is clouding my judgment.

10 comments:

Jessica P said...

Please tell me you still need to pawn some of those peep cupcakes off on your friends?

Anonymous said...

you're a nut. but good call on throwing out the peeps, they are gross but i'm sure the cupcakes were fantastic.

Momsa said...

Oha mah gawd.

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Rachael said...

You throw away the Peeps? Scandal! LOL.

Rumela said...

This Lemon cupcakes looks so beautiful with the colors, I'm sure it'll be a big hit with the kids! Nice colors! Although I'm to a big fan of cupcakes, this sure looks yummy! I'm normally the one that will say no to cupcakes.

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These cupcakes are not only a good cupcakes but also they have a perfect decoration, I'd like to make them at home in order to organize my daughter's party.

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