Lemon Cupcake Recipe

lemon-cupcakesOur lemon cupcake recipe is absolutely delicious and perfect for tea parties or a refreshing delightful alternative to a traditional wedding cake! We have lots of ingredients, tools and kitchen equipment at our cake decorating shop Solihull and also available to order from our online cake decorating and cake decorations shop.
A new range of products we have recently added to our range of food flavourings, are our range of Foodie Flavours.
Why not create your very own tasty cupcakes using our Sugarbliss Cake Company Lemon Cake Recipe.
Sponge Ingredients
  • 120g plain flour
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest, plus extra to decorate
  • 40g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 120ml whole milk
  • 1 egg
Lemon Frosting
  • 250g icing sugar, sifted
  • 80g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest a couple of drops of yellow food colouring (optional)
  • 25ml whole milk
1. Preheat the oven to 170oC (325 oF) Gas Mark 3.
2. Put the flour, sugar, baking powder, lemon zest and butter in a free standing
electric mixer with a paddle attachment (or use a hand held whisk) and
beat on slow speed until you get a sandy consisitency and everything is
combined. Gradually pour in the milk and beat until just incoporated.
3. Add the egg to the flour mixture and continue beating until just incorporated
(scrape any unmixed ingredients from the side of the bowl with a rubber
spatula). Continue mixing for a couple more minutes until the mixture is
smooth. Do not overmix.
4. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases until two thirds full and bake in the
preheated oven for 20 – 25 minutes, or until the sponge bounces back when
touched. A skewer inserted in the centre should come out clean. Leave the
cupcakes to cool slightly in the tray before turning out onto a wire cooling
rack to cool completely.
5. For the lemon frosting: Beat together the icing sugar, butter lemon zest and
food colouring. The longer the frosting is beaten, the fluffier and lighter it
6. When the cupcakes are cold, spoon the lemon frosting on the top and
decorate with a little lemon zest.
Lemon is a great flavour for a vintage inspired tea party or for a refreshing summer flavour in a wedding cake.
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Wedding Cake Budgeting

Sticking to the big day budget can be exhausting and difficult and in this months Your West Midlands Wedding magazine we were asked to answer the big question in the Hot Topic experts advice section.


Q . My fiance and I are working to a tight budget with our catering, so would like to serve our wedding cake as the desert. We want it to look and taste like a final course though, rather than a plain piece of cake. What might fit the bill?


Sugarbliss Cake Company’s Answer :-


Your wedding cake designer should be able to recommend a number of different flavours, some of which are more suitable for a dessert than others. You could try a rich chocolate cake served with fresh strawberries and a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or perhaps a refreshing lemon curd cake served with raspberry coulis and a drizzle of fresh cream.


Whatever you decide, remember the cake will need to be taken away well in advance of the dessert for the caterers to cut up into pieces. This might mean your cake will only be on show at the reception for a short amount of time, so you might want to consider having a smaller or fake cake for display purposes only, with the cutting cakes or cakes in the kitchen.


Another lovely option is to have individual cakes on each table. A 10 inch cake beautifully decorated with flowers could work well as an alternative centre piece. When the time comes for dessert, the caterers could then bring bowls of strawberries and jugs of cream to go with the cake.

New Products At Sugarbliss Cake Craft

The last few weeks have been really hectic with wedding cakes to design, make and deliver, sugar models and sugar flowers to create and celebration cakes of all shapes and designs to complete.

However, it is always exciting to find the time to review new products which have recently arrived in our Sugarbliss Cake Craft & Cake Decorations shop. We have just had arrived our first supply of the absolutely fantastic Beau Product Flavours and extracts. There are a whole range of delightful flavours to make your cakes taste superb every time from candy floss to madagascas vanilla extract.

The flavours are engineered from building blocks of small units of flavours or extracts that are carefully put together to form a specific profile. By combining these buidling blocks, the flavours are adjusted in different directions. For example, ripe, flowery or fresh to produce a unique finished flavour profile.

One of the most common challenges when making flavours, especially those based on citrus, is heat stability. These flavours therefore have been developed for a bake safe consistent flavour.


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    • Mint Flavours
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    Many of the flavourings  available are certified for use in Halal and Kosher. All flavourings come in concentrated form and should be used sparingly until you reach your required taste. If there is a flavour you would like to see in our range please do not hesitate to contact us.


Wedding Cake Fever

Well, the wedding season is in full swing and we are extremely busy creating some fantastic wedding cakes for this week. We always love creating new designs but one of our most favorite and fun cake designs is our renowned wedding graffiti cake. The cake is so inspirational and such a talking point at any occasion as the whole cake is completely personalised to the clients own tastes. This week is no exception with us being asked by one of our London interior designer clients to create a Birthday Graffiti Cake with our delicious Red Velvet Cake Recipe. I am sure you will agree the cake just looks fantastic and will surely be a talking point, especially when the guests see and taste our wonderful red velvet sponge cake.





New Mint & Baileys Cake Flavour

We are very excited at Sugarbliss cake company to be adding our much awaited New Mint and Baileys Cake Flavour to our delicious list of existing cake flavours.

Our New Flavour is definitely a mint lovers dream!  These chocolate and mint sample cupcakes are made using After Eight Chocolates and cool Mint Baileys. They taste absolutely incredible and the flavour really is quite refreshing. The new flavour can also be added into a wedding cake tier or one of our celebration cakes for you to enjoy!