Lemon Poppy Seed!!!

Decorating By lilacc01 Updated 24 Apr 2008 , 2:41pm by Auryn

lilacc01 Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 6:17pm
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I am going to make lemon poppy seed cupcakes. Is there a certain icing one should pair with lemon poppy seed?! Thanks guys!

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Petit-four Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 6:19pm
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Cream cheese is always nice...or add a litle lemon juice to a standard butter-cream. Raspberry also makes a nice contrast, but your icing will be pink.

Sounds delicious!

lilacc01 Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 6:23pm
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Those all sound lovely! Thank you! I have never tried a cream cheese icing, but I love it! Do you have a favorite recipe?

I remember my friend's mom used to make tiny lemon poppy seed cupcakes and but this runny icing on them. SO GOOD! Of course not appropriate to decorate with!

Petit-four Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 6:40pm
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Sure.... icon_smile.gif

Cream Cheese Icing
o 8 oz (one package) Philadelphia cream cheese
o ½ cup shortening
o 2 Tablespoons softened butter
o 2 lbs powdered sugar (8 cups)
o 1 tsp vanilla
o dash salt
o 2-3 tsp milk
o  
o Beat cream cheese on low, add butter and shortening, then add sugar and remaining ingredients. Beat well. Chill to set up.

Add more milk if you want it softer. More sugar or chilling will make it stiffer. Store in refrigerator.

tyty Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 7:02pm
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Those sound really good. Where do you buy poppy seeds?

lilacc01 Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 7:29pm
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Originally Posted by tyty

Those sound really good. Where do you buy poppy seeds?




I have never looked for them, but I am hoping I will be able to find them at the grocery store later! Yikes, now I'm worried.

Marysmom Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 7:54pm
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Don't worry. You can get poppy seeds right in the spice aisle. McCormick makes some in a small container. You'll probably need the whole container.

http://www.mccormick.com/productdetail.cfm?id=6434

tyty Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 8:06pm
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Thanks, I'll look for them.

lilacc01 Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 8:07pm
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Thanks Marysmom!!!!

tyty Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 1:45am
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I stopped in Wal-Mart after work to pick up a few things and they also had the poppy seeds. I can't wait to try them with the lemon cake.

Auryn Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 2:01am
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ive been wanting to make a lemon poppy seed cake for a while now
are you gonna use a box mix or from scratch??

mind sharing the recipe?? ive never made one before and im afraid of making a crappy tasting lemon cake

lilacc01 Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 1:08pm
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I got them at Wal-Mart yesterday too! I saw a recipie on here that uses box lemon cake with added lemon and white grape juice that sounds neat. It has 4 stars... I have never tried a lemon cake, so I was going to try that one out ( The order is actually for August, so I have some time to try a few out) I was going to seal it with a lemon glaze and then try a cream cheese frosting? I think that sounds yummy. I am going to candy some lemon peels as well! If anyone was a great recipe, I'd love to hear it! As of now, I am just going to wing it!

tyty Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 1:24pm
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I will use the 1-2-3-4 cake recipe, from the cake flour box, adding lemon zest, lemon curd, lemon extract and 1 tbs of sour cream. I used this recipe before for a lemon cake with fresh strawberry filling. I want to make lemon cupcakes this time using the poppyseeds. I may use a lemon glaze or bc with cream bouquet flavor.

Auryn Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 1:30pm
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tyty
do you add the lemon curd to the uncooked batter??

tyty Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 1:35pm
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Yes, when you start mixing, you cream the butter, sugar, curd, zest and sour cream all together. I add the extract to the milk, about 1 tbs.

lilacc01 Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 1:52pm
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I have never heard of a 1-2-3-4 recipe. Can you please fill me in?

tyty Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 1:56pm
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Originally Posted by lilacc01

I have never heard of a 1-2-3-4 recipe. Can you please fill me in?




It's on the swansdown cakeflour box, or www.swansdown.com

For lemon cake I omit the vanilla and almond.

lilacc01 Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 2:01pm
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Great! Thank you!

Auryn Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 2:41pm
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hmmm, guess im making lemon cake tonight

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