Lemon Poppyseed Cupcakes

๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ‹๐ŸŒผ I made these cupcakes to commemorate International Womenโ€™s Day, that is held every year on the 8th of March. Interestingly, in Italy this is mainly celebrated with the โ€˜Mimosaโ€™ flower (an acacia) and you will see little bunches of yellow everywhere. I find this interesting because the Australian acacia, the โ€˜Golden Wattleโ€™ is our national flower, and is featured heavily on our coat of arms.

๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ‹๐ŸŒผ I really love lemon poppy-seed cake, and prefer a simple lemon icing to a rich frosting, so if you want to just make the cupcakes, and not bother with the fondant decoration I have used, that is the icing I suggest. This is such an easy recipe to put together and as they only take 25 minutes in the oven, they are fantastic to make last minute or to cure a sugar craving.

Firstly I want to show you how I made the โ€˜mimosaโ€™ (Italian) flowers ... or wattle as itโ€™s called in Australia.

I cut blossoms from rolled fondant first, to ensure all the little balls would be the same size

I then painted each ball with edible glue and rolled them one at a time in yellow sugar

Time to decorate the white fondant cupcake tops

Green Royal Icing for the foliage, white royal icing to โ€˜glueโ€™ flowers to toppers.

๐Ÿ‹ LEMON POPPY SEED CUPCAKES Ingredients 200g flour 1.5 teaspoon baking powder 30g almond meal (ground almonds) 2 tablespoons poppy seeds 125g butter, at room temperature 150g sugar 2 teaspoons lemon zest 2 large eggs 2 tablespoons milk 2 tablespoons lemon juice pinch salt

Please visit my blog to see this and my other recipes! ๐Ÿ‹For Lemon Poppyseed Cupcakes โ€”> http://tonibrancatisano.com/index.php/2019/03/04/lemon-poppy-seed-cupcakes/ ๐Ÿ‹

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