Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Lemon Blossoms

I intended to post before now and thought I'd have something neat to show you....but of all things that could happen....I've LOST my camera! As it turns out, I rarely lose anything that important. Well, I lose patterns, a certain set of buttons, stuff like that, but never do I lose my keys, my camera, my wallet. Yesterday I lost my car keys AND the camera. Found the keys. (Actually, they were right in my purse, I just didn't see them.) There were people here overnight for two nights, with things going on. Guess I just lost my concentration. I am the person the family comes to when something is missing, so it's shocking about the camera. And, you know what that means.....I can't take photos for the blog! I'm sick about it. (Yes, we've looked high and low and everywhere else!)

Until I find it, posting something interesting on my blog might be a big challenge. So, today you get to see the mini-cupcakes I love to make which I photographed a couple of weeks ago. I made these for an event at my daughter's real estate office. They disappeared almost immediately. And, if I do say.....they are scrumptious! (And, most importantly, for your info, they are not my recipe....but rather, a recipe from Paula Deen of Food Network fame. This recipe was in an issue of her magazine.) I've made them MANY times.

(makes 5 dozen or so)

1 (18 1/2 ounce) package yellow cake mix
1 (3 1/2 ounce) package instant lemon pudding mix
4 eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat miniature muffin pans with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs and oil and blend with an electric mixer for two minutes. Spoon one tablespoon into each muffin cup. Bake for 12 minutes. Turn onto a tea towel.


4 cups confectioner's sugar
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
Grated zest of one lemon
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons water

To prepare the glaze, sift confectioner's sugar into a bowl. Add lemon juice, zest, oil and water and mix until smooth. Dip cupcakes into glaze while cupcakes are still warm, covering as much of the cake as possible. Place cakes on wire racks with waxed paper underneath to catch drips.
Let glaze set thoroughly before storing in container with tight fitting lid.

Let me tell is not a problem with these, as they will disappear before your very eyes if anyone is near!

A few words about the vintage tablecloth shown on my kitchen table. It is a purchase from the local flea market...quite nice with lovely flowers.....and a black embroidered flourish all around and nicely made, not really big enough for my 48" kitchen table, but I use it anyway! As you know, I love this type of thing and 'hunt' for them all the time.

So, friends out there....have a good 'rest of your week' and I'll post again soon...hopefully with some photos! take care...pat


laura may said...

Everything about those photos is beautiful..I love the table cloth!!


fiberdoodles said...

How yummy do those look! And the table cloth is just as yummy but in a different way ;)

Saint Anthony; patron saint of lost things. Yep we know him well around here. I sure hope you find your camera.

Micah Holden said...

They ARE yummy!! ...and now I have the recipe, wooohoo!!

Anne said...

So sorry about your camera, Pat. I hope it turns up very soon!

At the end of April, I attended a sewing retreat in Rogers. Of course, I had stuffed my purse with everything imaginable, including my camera and its battery charger.

I purchased some sewing goodies at the "retreat" store and had to remove a few items in my purse to find my wallet.

The following day, when I made another purchase, I noticed a camera charger that looked identical to mine sitting on the cashiers' counter.

After I came home, I couldn't locate my camera charger and realized that the one I saw on the counter was mine!

Thanks for the recipe! I adore the embroidered table cloth. You were on my mind today. As I peered out my kitchen window, I spied a very twiggy nest in a tree, and it reminded me of your blog--and of you, dear friend.

Take care,

Francien said...

Oh ...hopefully you find your camara soon...maybe you just misplaced it were you useally dont put it....the cupcakes look yummie...and that tablecloth...wauw...someone did a very good job there..if i see that i would like to stitch something again too...and the wallhanging and...and ...and...time flies...but i love to have many "irons"in the fire...makes me look forward to do crafting after work and housework...weekend around the the needles are threaded...greetings Francien.

amysmack said...

I'm a big fan of Paula's Lemon Blossoms as well, but yours look extra yummy!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

going in the recipie file.
did you find your camera? Look in the car underneath the seats?

StitchinByTheLake said...

Pat I hate it when I lose something! And like you it rarely happens to me so when it does it's doubly bad. :) Thanks for the recipe - sounds scrumptious. blessings, marlene

Barbara C said...

That's a beautiful tablecloth--so cheerful. I hope you find your camera soon. I hate it when I loose anything, but losing a camera has got to sting.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the embroidery work and anything lemon is a total favorite!! Wonderful post!!


Miss. Tarrah Dame said...

I made these myself not too long ago. They are super yummy!

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