I went to my Martha Stewart "Cupcakes" book for a lemon cupcake recipe. The recipe calls for lemon zest as well as lemon juice, for lots of lemony flavor. The cupcakes turned out super fragrant, moist, and soft.
For the frosting, I made a basic cream cheese frosting and also added some lemon zest and a tiny bit of lemon juice. Once the cupcakes were cool, I piped the lemon cream cheese frosting on the cupcakes in my signature basketweave design.
Then made a batch of buttercream frosting (which I divided in thirds and then colored pink, lavendar, and purple) to pipe on as flowers. I thought they turned out pretty cute, but not as impressive as a cake. So maybe one of these days I'll try making the cake too!
Hope everyone had a great Mother's Day!