Thursday, February 17, 2011

Cookies and Cupcakes

I have a terribly talented cousin who has impeccable entertaining skills, has an awesome job at candy factory, AND speaks Italian (I once spent a month in Italy with her!)

Every year she hosts a Christmas cookie exchange complete with hors doevres, door prizes, food bank donations, judges, the works! This was the first year I was able to attend and I am so glad I did. I took a few photos of the yummy treats. Enjoy the show...

I have been busy with lots of photo sessions as of late. Check out a few of the shots here...

Finally, I've been making a lot of cupcakes lately and came across this frosting. I fell in LoVe! I've made two batches this week! If I ever perfect the strawberry cupcake, I'll let you know. My baby had an allergy blood test today so when the results are in we might be able to bake with eggs again. Cross your fingers!

4 oz. cream cheese, softened
4 T butter, softened
3 c. powdered sugar, more or less
3 tbsp. frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1 tsp. grated lemon zest

Place cream cheese and butter in a large mixing bowl, and beat with an electric mixer on low speed until fluffy.
Add sugar, lemonade concentrate and zest.
Beat on low speed until sugar is incorporated, about 1 minute, then beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 1 minute.
Frost the cupcakes or eat right out of the bowl!


Honeybee said...

Yeah, thanks for the recipe. That was the yummiest, tangiest frosting ever!! :)

Rebecca said...

Looks delicious! I think the lemonade frosting would also taste incredible on angel food cake. And I just cannot look at your photos of babies... they're beautiful, but I just can't take it. ;)

Sydney said...

I will try this frosting! Wish I could tolerate sugar a little better. I would be the one to eat it out of the bowl, if I could--ha! I will give it a small taste and I know my family is going to love it. Thanks for sharing.

lorelie said...

I can hardly wait to try that frosting!!!