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081Happy spring!  It’s been quite a long time.  I feel as if I’ve exhausted a lot of cupcake flavor possibilities, and it is a rare occasion when a new idea pops into my head.  These cupcakes were baked for Easter last Sunday.  Our family has a new addition, my baby nephew Cyrus, and he was a week old on Easter!  Because things were crazy and his mommy and daddy were taking it easy, we had an Easter lunch of sandwiches and salad. Delicious sandwiches and salad.

Due to the lighter lunch, I wanted a nice, not to heavy cupcake to have for dessert.  This was the result!

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These little beauties have been on my mind for quite a while.  They would be the perfect addition to any tea party or just a nice snack on a Sunday afternoon.  The earl grey did not come through as strongly as I had hoped, but I was delighted with the frosting!  The honey added another sweet dimension that is usually not found in a frosting; it was a more complex flavor.

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Such an unassuming cupcake

Okay, so I wasn’t honestly expecting these cupcakes to be this delicious.  I’ve wanted to work with lavender for a bit, and Accomplice Alexis wanted to try Honey Lavender.  Good call, comrade.

I finally tried the VCTOTW Vanilla Cupcake Recipe using margarine instead of canola oil.

This redeemed the recipe beyond my wildest expectations.  I really didn’t care for it before: it always turned out a little chewy and bland, with a kind of unappealing texture.  Margarine changed everything.

I…am apparently really melodramatic about baking? (more…)

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