I found this recipe on Pinterest (#23 on the webpage) awhile back. I actually have a whole Pinterest board of cupcakes if you're interested. But anyway, I asked Kelly to look through the cupcakes and pick ones she'd be interested in, and she picked these, and chocolate chip cookie dough frosting (which, I would like to point out, is not a cupcake, just frosting -_-), and since I was already in a meringue mood (mostly I just wanted to prove I could get my meringue to form...) I decided to go with these.
Ingredients for the cupcakes
First they said to add the flour, baking powder, salt, and butter, which I thought was weird, but it turned out okay...
The finished batter!
Ready to bake!
While the cupcakes were baking, I worked on the lemon filling.
The initial egg and lemon juice mixture.
The finished product!
The ingredients (that I had) for the meringue frosting. I didn't have cream of tartar or corn syrup, and I decided that a trip to the store wasn't worth it.
Now we know! I didn't do anything wrong! Look at how foamy they are right off the bat! I blame old eggs for my failed meringue attempt.
After beating for ~7 minutes, adding the vanilla.
The finished frosting, after ~5 more minutes of beating.
The frosting wasn't as stiff as it should have been, which I am attributing to the lack of ingredients.
The cupcakes turned out nicely!
To make room for the filling, I used a piping tip. Insert, then twist in a circle and pull out. The cake should come out with it, then you can blow the cake out.
And repeat for all 11 cupcakes (someone ate one...)
Next I improvised a pastry bag out of a ziplock bag... but I did use a real piping tip!
Like I said, the frosting wasn't as stiff as it should've been. So I did one layer, let it harden a bit, then added more.
And the finished product looked almost like the picture!