Pasta Princess and More

When I first saw these decorated cupcakes on http://www.simmiecakes.com/2012/03/06/how-to-make-butterfly-cupcakes/ I knew I had to make them!  I love butterflies and have never seen cupcakes decorated like this – what a show stopper!  It turns out they were not at all difficult to make.  For a “how to” for the chocolate butterflies, click the link above for simmiecakes.com.
 
Lemon Cupcakes
adapted from allrecipes.com by startingtosimmer.blogspot.com
yield: 30 cupcakes
1 cup (2 sticks) butter at room temperature
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
the zest from one large lemon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons lemon extract
3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1 cup sour cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees line a cupcake pan with paper liners
In a mixing bowl cream butter and sugar on high until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time…

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