Baby Johanna’s Birthday Cupcakes

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Lemon Cupcakes

Johanna’s Lemon Cupcakes

My youngest nephew, and his friends, often refer to me as “Annie the cake maker,” and for baby Johanna’s first birthday, I didn’t want to disappoint! The only request was that the cupcakes be delicious and somewhat incorporate baby Johanna’s adorable pink corduroy dress.

I learned a few great tricks during this cupcake/cake adventure!

  1. Cake Flour is amazing!
  2. Lemon Sugar & Vanilla Sugar are phenomenal!
  3. Large decorating tips for icing cupcakes really do make all the difference in the world.
  4. Refrigerating a cake for a few minutes, after you apply the crumb coat, is definitely worth the 20 minute wait!
  5. Wilton Candy Melts can make some pretty fun decorations!
  6. Allen’s new camera will now be Annie & Allen’s new camera.
Cupcake Toppers

Cupcake Toppers


I was antsy to test a new trick I read about on a cookie decorating blog (I forgot to bookmark the site… please forgive me, I’m a newbie, and I promise it won’t happen again!), using Wilton Candy Melts and sprinkles!




  • Melt the Wilton Candy Melts in the microwave (at 30 second intervals)
  • Add the melted candy to a piping bag
  • Pipe your shape or letter onto waxed paper
  • Quickly cover with your piped image with sprinkles
  • Refrigerate the decoration for just a few minutes and it should pop right off the waxed paper!

I had a great time making these cupcakes and was so excited with the final product!

Confession of a *wannabe* foodie… Sometimes… spending more time on the decorations than the cupcake is totally worth it! (these lemon and vanilla cupcakes, inspired by a Dorie Greenspan recipe, however, are fabulous!… recipe to come soon!)

Johanna's 1st Birthday Cupcakes

Johanna’s 1st Birthday Cupcakes

1st Birthday Cake

Johanna’s 1st Birthday Cake

Johanna's Birthday Desserts

Johanna’s Birthday Desserts

1 Comment

1 Comment on Baby Johanna’s Birthday Cupcakes

  1. Stacy
    April 3, 2011 at 11:01 pm (13 years ago)

    They were beautiful and delicious…. and certainly did not disappoint!!! I still am dreaming about those luscious lemon cupcakes.


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