The other day I decided that I wanted to bake alone. I had trouble sleeping so I got up from my bed after my husband left for work. I scrubbed my house like I do every morning and before the kids got up grabbed all my ingredient needed to bake. When my 9 year old saw that I baked without him he was really not to happy. But he was more then happy to eat what I made.
This last weekend he said that I have to make thing up to him. So he went into the kitchen and put on his apron demanding that we bake something together. I asked him what he wanted to bake and with what ingredients. He was so cute looking around our kitchen for ideas. I kind of helped by suggesting we try something other then chocolate. We are running kind of low on our chocolate supply. He saw that we had lemons for our tea and asked if we could use some and make lemon cupcakes.
SOOOOOOO Lemon cupcakes with a lemon honey lavender buttercream it is( he suggested the honey while I the lavender) We do make a good team coming up with ideas.
- veg. oil
- baking powder
- lemon juice ( I used pure lemon extract)
I let him measure all the ingredients and put it in the bowl because if he wants to bake then he will learn how to properly measures everything. He even decided the amount of sugar to use. Like I said so many times I try to cut the sugar by half. And it still tastes good.
While I did the mixing with our hand mixed her slowly poured the wet ingredients into the dry.
After it was all mixed we added some water. What I forgot to show was the pure lemon extract that was also added into the mix.
All mixed and ready to fill the cupcake liners.
Before we put on the buttercream we brushed some of the syrup that was used to make the candied lemons.
I pipped on the buttercream, added the candied lemon and sprinkled on some lavender. Eventually I am going to have to find the patients to show him to pipe them. I am still trying to learn myself so until then I will be doing this part. I do take his ideas into consideration. I want him to be able to come up with his own ideas and I will do my best to figure out how to incorporate them.
I will say this again and I will say it a million times over…. I love baking with my son. (Well on my non stress days when I have to bake alone)
” KEEP LOVE IN YOUR HEART. A LIFE WITHOUT IT IS LIKE A SUNLESS GARDEN WHEN THE FLOWERS ARE DEAD”
– OSCAR WILDE