Last Friday was my last day in my department and so, I was thinking of making farewell cakes instead of buying cakes. I didn't actually realize it was indeed so tiring and difficult to make 80 portions of cakes until I started working on it two nights before my last day. I had a total of around 7 hours to work on the cakes and in the end, I made it! :)
Out of all kinds of cakes I made, I received great comments on the Lemon Cupcake with cream cheese frosting. Because of the shortage of time, I used a 250g pack of original flavour cake mix (adding 4 eggs and 30 g of water) and DIY the recipe a bit, by adding the zest of one whole lemon and 1tsp of lemon juice. The cream cheese frosting was made by mixing 225g of cream cheese together with 55g of butter, adding then 200g of icing sugar and mixing finally with 2.5ml of vanilla essence. The aroma of lemon filled my nose after the cupcake was baked and my colleagues loved it!
I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #13: Enjoy Cupcakes! (November 2011) hosted by Min of Min's Blog.