Sesame Street Cupcakes

This was an old time bake, probably during the last Christmas season and picture taken using the old camera. I love these characters ! So decided to post it here again. Coz these cupcakes recipe are just so versatile, they can be used for any occasion and simply just top with frosting or fondant paste to mould into any characters you want, they will make beautiful presentation. 
Cupcakes Recipe adpated from Joy of Baking at
 (Makes 12 standard size cupcakes)
Ingredients :
113g unsalted butter, room temp.
130g sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Zest of 1 large lemon
195g all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
60ml milk
Method :
1. Preheat oven to 177 degrees C and line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.
2. Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy with an electric mixer. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract and lemon zest.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
4. With mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and milk, in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour.

5. Evenly fill the muffin cups with the batter and bake for about 18-20 minutes or until nicely browned and a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool
6. Once the cupcakes have completely cooled, decorate with fondant paste as desired.

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