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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Rose Lane cupcakes


I saw a recipe for these Rosewater cupcakes and when I was walking past the rose garden out the front of our building on Rose Lane, I thought it was the perfect inspiration, further perfected when Pete brought me this pink rose last night.

The method is a little different to how I normally bake cupcakes, but I trusted that the Hummingbird Bakery would know what they were talking about!

Combine 80g of butter with 280g of sugar, 240g of flour, 1 tablespoon of baking powder and a dash of salt. I found it easier to just combine this with my hands rather than a mixer, as the goal is to get the mixture to be like breadcrumbs. In a separate bowl combine and whisk 240ml of milk, 2 eggs and 1 tablespoon of rosewater. Add 3/4 of the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix with electric beaters until combined. Add the remaining milk mix and beat until smooth and creamy.

Bake in a moderate oven for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

I just used a regular butter cream icing and added a drop or two of rosewater to give it a slight rose flavour.

Holly and Jason are about to pop over for a sneaky Tuesday night dessert, I hope they like them!!


  1. They are exquisite - works of art - too good to eat....enjoy x

  2. I'm super-impressed with your frosting that looks like a rose! I don't know how you come home from work and whip up something so special!

  3. These were truly yummy! I can't get enough of your glitter frosting. :)

    Thank you for sharing Meg!

  4. Yes I agree with Bamagirl, the frosting looks incredible. Certainly is a different method of making cupcakes, am looking forward to one day having an oven and trying out this receipe