Lemon Cherry Cupcakes, Pretty in Pink

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My horoscope this week, if you believe in such things, read the following.  “Many good things will soon happen to you.  Expect to experience elation in your professional life, which will be very gratifying.”  I think horoscopes are subjective.  But hey, if something is going to elate me I have a pretty good idea what it would be.  Seriously, there are a couple things that could happen this week that would definitely make me elated, but do I really think they will happen because my horoscope says so?  No…  Don’t call me a pessimist, just call me a realist.  I will keep you posted though.  If anything comes along that proves my horoscope true, I promise you’ll be the first to know. 

I got creative and made these pretty little cupcakes on the spur of the moment.  I love the way they turned out. (Elated, yes!)

Here’s my tricks.  Make your favorite yellow cake batter, either from a box, or scratch.  I made mine from scratch. Omit the vanilla extract if your recipe calls for it.  In it’s place, add the juice squeezed from 1/2 of a lemon, and 1 teaspoon of lemon zest. Add 1 teaspoon of sugar-free cherry flavored gelatin to the batter; mix well, and bake.  Once cooled, frost with vanilla icing colored with 2 drops of pink neon food coloring.

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17 thoughts on “Lemon Cherry Cupcakes, Pretty in Pink

  1. Lovely!! Do you make the icing from scratch too? A stupid question..ha ha! what ingredients do you add when you make the icing? it looks very good, and I’m planning to make cupcakes next week.. Thanks, Alexandra

    1. I usually make my frosting with a 3 tablespoons of margarine/butter, 1 tsp.of vanilla extract, and I add powdered sugar until I get the consistency I like. If it gets to heavy add a drop or two of milk.

  2. Beautiful! Everything looks prettier in pink 🙂 Thanks for sharing with me tonight. I hope you have a beautiful day tomorrow. The weekend is almost here! Hugs from Austin.

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