Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Almond, aniseed and lemon cupcake

This is my entry for this month's Iron cupcake challenge. This month the chosen ingredients are nuts and seeds. I chose to use aniseed and almonds.
This is a vanilla almond cupcake with aniseed and a hint of lemon. It has an almond centre (although not much visible in the photo cause it has the same colour of the batter) It is topped with whipped cream, aniseed, chopped almonds and a drizzle of caramel. A cookie made from ground almonds, lemon, semolina and aniseed compliments this cupcake.
If you like this cupcake don't forget to vote for me, don't worry i will remind you :)
Our March ETSY PRIZE-PACK is from artists:A Bunnycake Easter Plushie by DOGBONEART, http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21636297.A whimsical piece by CAKEASAURUS, http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5729584.as well as a pair of cupcake earrings from LOTS OF SPRINKLES at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6057281.a collection of all new printed cupcake liners, 200 in all from Sweet Cuppin' Cakes Cupcakery, http://www.acupcakery.com/PLUS, IronCupcake:Earth can not forget our good friend, CAKESPY, http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5243382, who is now going to be doing a piece for our winner each month until further notice - sweet!
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And go to No One Puts Cupcake in a Corner on the 1st of the month to vote for your favorite cupcake!

31 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

LUSCIOUSNESS!!

Cherie said...

That's one good looking cupcake!

Kitchen Corner said...

wow.. simple cupcakes you made it so elegant. Pretty!

thereddeer said...

Looks great! Good luck :)

Elyse said...

What a creative cupcake! It looks just gorgeous. Good luck!

Lady Cocca said...

Ciao Natalie...manco da un po'....scusa...problemini...uf non finiscono mai!!!!
Questi cup cake sono spettacolari...proverò a rifarli...bacioniiiiiii

Micaela said...

Buonissimi!!! I tuoi dolci sono delle vere e proprie opere d’arte!!! Sono curati nei minimi dettagli! Complimenti e un bacione.

Marthe said...

Looks great, you have my vote!

Happy cook said...

WOw beautiful and delicous. Wish i could taste them.

Elra said...

I also like adding anise seeds in my baking, it does give a very distinct flavor to it. Look delicious Natalie.
Cheers,
elra

Eliana said...

This looks like a wonderful piece of art. I would need two of these on my plate - one to eat and one to just look at.

linda said...

Love your flavour combination, reminds me of cantucci...yum!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

I dunno if I love anise, but these sure LOOK good!! :D

may26 said...

(^_^)ciao Natalie,wow!! che belli questi muffin a alle mandorle e anice avranno sicuramente un gusto straordinario (^_^) un abbraccio smak ♥♫

Flourchild said...

Wow you are a fantastic cupcake decorater. I love your blog too! Thanks for checking out the TWD bb cake. I really love that recipe!

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

I can imagine how moist and gorgeous they would be. They look like a designer cupcake! :)

ღ Sara ღ said...

oddio che meraviglia!! sono splendidi!!

furfecchia said...

ma come fai a fare questi capolavori??? bravissima!

Dani said...

very creative :)

Jacque said...

I don't know why I never think to make fancy cupcakes like this.

These look fantastic!!

The Food Librarian said...

Amazing! You are so creative!!!

Nicisme said...

How lovely, especially that shot of the cake cut in half!

Sophie said...

You've been making some pretty creative treats, this is one of 'em, oh and it's so pretty too :)!

Arlette said...

Hello
Ive becoming a regular visitor to your blog I have to come almost every night.. I am so masmarized to your yummy goodies

Thanks for sharing

lyndsay said...

this one you definitely just want to CHOMP into! looks YUM!

Kitchen Corner said...

I've given you a vote! As your cupcakes always look pretty and yummy!

anchan said...

Goodness, you are one busy baker! These look amazing, absolutely beautiful. I've never thought of using aniseed in baking, sound wonderful - you get my vote!

julie said...

this looks and sounds so good! i wouldn't have thought to put the aniseed in but it sounds like a great combo! and congrats on winning!!!!

Little Miss Cupcake said...

Hey Natalie! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! Great job and you surely deserved the win on this lucious-sounding cupcake!
x Cat

Nicole said...

Congrats on your win!! Nice work!

warmfuzzies said...

WOW! That is all I can say. Your cupcakes look sooooo good. I want one right now! :) Do you ship? I was wondering if you did ship then would you be willng to make a dozen cupcakes and donate them for a contest. I could feature you on my blog and write to all I know and get lots to enter.

Seriously, Your cupcakes look to die for fabulous!!!