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Alpaca cupcakes for an Alpaca princess!

7 Aug

I keep telling myself I’ll post at least once a week, but then I end up having to travel or get so busy I forget, so I’m really determined to start posting more! So today I’m going to show you how to make super easy, and super cute cupcakes that look like Alpacas : ).

You’re probably wondering why I decided, out of all the animals out there, why I’d choose to make alpacas as my theme.  Well, it’s not because they’re my favorite animal (that spot in my heart is reserved for sloths), but they happen to be my best friend Laina’s (aka my Alpaca princess) favorite animal.   Her obsession with the cute fluffy animal runs as deep as mine for sloths (which is a lot of love, if I do say so), and her birthday was right around the corner.  Normally I’d make her a cake, but since we’d be out of town attending a convention over the weekend, I decided to make something more portable, and thus alpaca cupcakes were created.

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Some of our birthday party attendants included a royal alpaca, and a not so happy money octopus.

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Lemon Macarons with Lemon Curd

22 Jan

Hello everyone!

How is everyone’s week going?  I was happy to have Monday off,  I always feel like I accomplish so much more by just having one extra day off.  I was finally able to get my shoe closet project started, but most importantly I had some time to bake : )!

Last week, a coworker of mine who has a lemon tree brought in a bunch of lemons.  I gladly took a few and immediately began to think what I could make.  My mind of course went straight to my favorite dessert:  Lemon macarons.

For those of you who don’t know me, I absolutely love anything lemon flavored.  Lemon cake, lemon tea, lemon cookies, lemon frosting, lemonade, and of course lemon macarons.  Lemon macarons are probably my favorite dessert, ever.   I used to make them with lemon buttercream, but recently I’ve been obsessed with lemon curd, so it’s only natural that I combined lemon macarons with lemon curd.  Additionally, lemon curd is great because it’s a perfect way of using those egg yolks that normally would get discarded while making your macaron shells.

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