Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Tissue Paper Bouquet

Tissue paper bouquet for Fon's graduation. I've been making these flowers for over a year now from scraps of tissue paper and pipe cleaners. It never occurred to me to make a bouquet until this past week. I had a lot of fun making the flag from a chop stick, washi tape, and card stock.

Lime Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

The inspiration for these Lime Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting were these cute cupcake liners and some limes I had on hand. Linda's Lemon Sour Cream Pound Cake seemed like a good base for the batter. I simply substituted the lemons with limes and found an easy buttercream frosting recipe from the blog, Unsophisticated Cook. To give the frosting a little more zing, I added some lemon extract and lime juice, but could have easily added more lime juice and zest. To make it less sweet, I cut the sugar in half and added more butter. It also yielded more frosting, which came in handy when attempting to pipe the frosting. As you can see, I compensated for my poor piping skills by applying them with a butter knife in a way to resemble flowers. I actually preferred my method to the piped ones.

Below, is a picture I took with my phone of the cupcakes ready for Mother's Day. 

See my recipe after the jump.