Monday, August 2, 2010

Raspberry Lemon Cupcakes

Have you seen these adorable rainbow cupcakes Shari from Spearmint Baby whipped up a couple weeks ago? I loved this idea... but I didn't have the really potent coloring laying around when yesterday Wren and I decided to sweeten our day with some baking.

So we attempted a variation!

I LOVE lemon cake, and since raspberries are so in season right now we combined the two flavors.
We simply divided the batter into 3 colors, yellow, light pink and dark pink and poured it in evenly.




After our first batch Wren and I decided to go even girlier and do a batch of all pink shades.

And they are pretty tasty if I do say so myself!


But the real highlight for my decor-obsessed self was that I got to use my latest and greatest garage sale find: an old bakery cake plate. It was $5 which I would usually say is high for a garage sale, but I just loved it!

Hope you are having a sweet day as well and thanks for the inspiration Shari~

21 comments:

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Your cupcakes are so pretty and girly! They look delicious!

Amber @ Two Nuts in a Shell said...

C'mon Holly--you can't give us something this tasty looking without a recipe! ;) They look delish!

Diana Hulme said...

I love the rainbow cakes & cupcakes that have been all around lately, but yours are such a beautiful new take! I love the colors...so great. I may have to try this out for my next baby shower! Thanks for sharing. :)

Kacey said...

Yum! They look so lovely on that fabulous stand!

I've made rainbow cakes before, but never tried cupcakes...

DrayaAnn said...

Oh I LOVE rainbow cupcakes. I made them for easter and they were a huge hit with everyone...especially the kids. Those cupcakes look fantastic and yummy!

Kathy said...

What a great idea, I just love those and will try them at our family reunion next week!

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

oh my goodness. both are so cute!

Revamped French Maison said...

Holly those are beautiful cupcakes. I love anything lemon flavored also. I love the really bright cupcakes also...they remind me of Rainbow Bright dolls. lol

Shanna

Mrs. Chic said...

those look so pretty and tasty!

yeoldesandwichshoppeva said...

They are so pretty! How can you stand eating them?

Melissa said...

What bright and fun treats!

Amber's Notebook said...

wow holly!!! I want to plan a party based on these!! So gorgeous!

Susan said...

it is my b-day today and I am soooo making those for myself! :)

Lovely Little Nest said...

Those cupcakes look delish! One of my favorite summer cupcakes is Blackberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting ~ oh so yummy! I'll share pics and the recipe on the blog soon :)

Jessica said...

Those look so pretty...and YUMMY! I love rasberries and anything with icing. Yet again, you manage to make even a cupcake beautiful!

Jessica

spearmint baby said...

thanks, Holly! i love your cupcakes as well :) xx, shari

Courtney said...

OKAY.. now I want some cupcakes! LOL.

Tomas and Jones said...

How beautiful! Such a creative idea, & the thought of lemon & raspberry has my mouth seriously watering!

Oh & I also have a serious case of cake stand envy! What a great find! Well done :)

Jenifer Lauren said...

Holly, They look amazing! How did you do the frosting like that? It looks so professional! Love it!!

Karin said...

These look great! I must try!

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

I have the exact twon to your cake plate and LOVE HER!! What curves! I too got her at a yard sale..mine was ONE dollar!!

 
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