I’ve been dreaming about that Swiss meringue buttercream since I made the Andes Mint Cupcakes! The texture was so silky and light, like a cloud. I knew I had to do another cupcake with it, so I did.
In my CSA produce delivery box I received both strawberries and lemons this week. So, that became the theme for today. I usually use all of my CSA delivery to inspire my dinners, and I rarely use it in baking. But this just made sense. I mean, spring is starting, today was Easter Sunday, and a strawberry and lemon cupcake will be absolutely perfect.
Also, my parents recently purchased a stand mixer. Having never even played with one before, and as I was making cupcakes at their house today, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to try out a Swiss meringue buttercream the “easy” way. (more…)