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Lavender cupcakes and CSN review

If you remember, CSN sent me a load of baking equipment recently and it’s made me very happy! You know why? Because now I can continue to bake cakes when I move away to university 🙂 It’s also very brightly coloured which is nice.
So of course I made cupcakes to test out these beauties, and my friend Polly came to join in. We used the Hummingbird Bakery’s simple vanilla cupcake recipe but substituted the sugar for homemade lavender sugar (mmm that stuff smells sooo good!). We followed Hummingbird’s recipe for lavender frosting, where you infuse milk with dried lavender for a few hours beforehand.
I was sent a beautifully shiny Kenwood whisk, which made my mum jealous.
I apologise for the rather poor quality pictures! We made them in the evening so the light wasn’t great.
We decorated them with dried lavender. My little brother complained about there being “branches on top of the cakes”… oh dear, he just doesn’t understand!
The morning after… not many cakes left! I guess that means they tasted good!
Everything sent from CSN was really good quality and did its job perfectly (and looked pretty at the same time!). I would only review products that I would recommend to my readers and I definitely do.
I also recommend this cake recipe to my readers!
xxx

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10 Comments

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    Diana Mieczan
    September 17, 2010 at 10:13 am

    They do have a great selection on stuff there…Those cupcakes looks very yummy:)….Can you please let me know how you do the sugar?

    Kisses

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    The Deer Diary
    September 17, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    I love lavender and I shall definitely try to make these…

    xx

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    chicknamedhermia
    September 17, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Lavender sugar….I must try that out!

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    the southern hostess
    September 18, 2010 at 4:48 am

    Yum! These are so cute and delicious I'm sure.

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    Becca
    September 18, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Lavender cupcakes! How adorable, Polly.

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    lauren carney
    September 18, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    ohhhh fancy,
    i love your blog to pieces!
    its just grand!

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    lavelle
    September 18, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Lavender cupcakes are my favourite!! These look delicious xx

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    Rachel
    September 19, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Ok these look like they taste amazing, I may have to bake some next time Im home and my Mum's paying for the ingredients!

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    conversationpieces
    September 20, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Wow, they're so pretty! We baked cupcakes recently and you'll laugh at how they look… I've not mastered the art of making them look good yet 😉

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    venugopal
    June 22, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Wow this bakery equipment is very cute simply superb…. and so colorful work done very well…

    Bakery Equipment

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