I had planned something completely different to bake for April... but it didn't work out. I'm going to try it again next month... but first I want to share with you what I successfully baked in April for my 2011 To-Do List....
I made these for Easter Sunday... because they looked pretty, and were really Spring-y, and I thought they'd go over well at a family party. The kick, as I'm sure you can see, is that the orange cupcake batter is baked inside of orange peels! It was really fun to make - and opens up endless possibilities for baking (Lemonade Lavender cakes, anyone?)
I found the original recipe through Pinterest... and it's actually from a French website. So have your Google translator handy if you want to check out the original post.
So, here's the recipe:
- 1 package cream cheese (Philadelphia type)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 ½ to 2 cups powdered sugar (or more to taste)
|This is what our plate ended up looking like. We died the icing a little|
orange, and added some yellow sprinkles on top for smiles :)
Here's what the "professional" cupcakes looked like: