It’s been a while since I’ve rocked the cupcakes on the blog, and since it’s what my blog is named after it seems only fitting they get a feature.

My colleague’s beautiful wife celebrated her 30th bday this weekend, and to help with the festivities I was commissioned to make cupcakes.

For this occasion I created lemon cupcakes with vanilla buttercream, chocolate cupcakes with chocolate buttercream and chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow frosting.

The cupcake and buttercream frosting recipes were courtesy of my trusted Primrose Baker Cupcake book, but nothing beats the marshmallow frosting recipe from Nigella’s How to Be A Domestic Goddess (Autumnal Birthday Cake Frosting).

I dolled up these tasty treats with lemon slices and sparkles and thought they turned out pretty darn good, if I do say so myself.


I hope the birthday girl thought so too… Happy Birthday, Helen!