Some of our favourite cupcake flavours this summer have been the lighter, fruity flavours. There are some really awesome fruit flavour combinations out there, here are some of the ones we tried.
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1. Lemon cupcake with raspberry buttercream, topped with raspberry sauce, a fresh raspberry and a candied lemon slice.
2. Orange cupcake with vanilla-orange buttercream topped with a candied orange slice (not pictured)
3. Vanilla cupcake with fresh strawberry buttercream, topped with a fresh strawberry.
4. Peach cupcake with vanilla-peach buttercream, topped with a caramelized peach slice.
After posting pictures of tiramisu Keith made on Facebook, a friend commented and said I should make that my next cupcake flavor. Instantly we started looking up recipes and coming up with the best way to make these cupcakes taste like tiramisu. We tried one recipe, but thought it could use some tweaking, so after making changes to the recipe, we were pretty happy with the end product.
One of my favourite flavour combinations is mint and chocolate, so after stumbling across some mint chocolate chips, it was pretty clear what our next cupcake experiment would be. I have had mint chocolate cupcakes before, but found that a lot of people make the buttercream taste like toothpaste, which is NOT what I want on a cupcake. A chocolatey cupcake with a hint of mint (think mint Girl Guide cookies) was what we were aiming for when we started and we got exactly that. Definitely no toothpaste buttercream here! Just chocolate, mint, and yum!!!