Lemon and Lavender Wildflower Cupcakes 
The Perfect Summer Treat

Ulster Weavers Wildflower cupcakes with lemon and lavender decorated with subtle fairylights

An Ulster Weavers ambassador, Lily Lester (@lilsbloomsandbakes) has created a delicious recipe for fluffy lemon and lavender fairy cakes, inspired by our Wildflowers Collection. These adorable cupcakes make the perfect treat for an afternoon tea with the girls, a friend's barbeque or even a baby shower! 

Lily uses our kitchen textiles regularly while baking - she particularly enjoys using our 100% Cotton Tea Towels when displaying her delicious bakes. 

Serves 12

You will need:

2 large mixing bowls, a sift, an electric mixer, an oven, a teaspoon, a spatula/wooden spoon, a grater, a muffin tin/baking tray, bun cases and a piping bag (Lily used a Wilton 12 inch bag with a 1m nozzle).

Cotton Apron Wildflower - shop.ulsterweavers.com
Cotton Apron Wildflower - shop.ulsterweavers.com

Ulster Weavers Cotton Apron - Wildflower (100% Cotton)

£16.99
Cotton TT Irish Wild Flowers 2 - shop.ulsterweavers.com
Cotton TT Irish Wild Flowers 2 - shop.ulsterweavers.com

Ulster Weavers Cotton Tea Towel - Irish Wildflowers (100% Cotton)

£8.49
Ulster Weavers Reusable Roll-Up Bag - Wildflower
Ulster Weavers Reusable Roll-Up Bag - Wildflower

Ulster Weavers Reusable Roll-Up Bag - Wildflower (Polyester)

£5.99
Ulster Weavers Luxury 100% Cotton Double Oven Glove - Wildflower
Ulster Weavers Luxury 100% Cotton Double Oven Glove - Wildflower

Ulster Weavers Double Oven Glove - Wildflower (100% Cotton Outer; 100% Polyester wadding; CE marked)

£13.49

Ingredients

1 teaspoon of baking powder
210g plain flour
114g unsalted butter
150g caster sugar
125ml milk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of lavender extract
1 teaspoon of fresh/dried lavender
Zest of one lemon
Edible flowers for decoration
Premade vanilla buttercream icing (or make your own)
½ teaspoon of yellow food colouring
½ teaspoon of purple food colouring

Ulster Weavers 100% Cotton Tea Towel - RHS Spring Floral
Ulster Weavers 100% Cotton Tea Towel - RHS Spring Floral

Ulster Weavers Cotton Tea Towel - RHS Spring Floral (100% Cotton)

£6.49
Ulster Weavers New Bone China Mug - Bountiful Floral
Ulster Weavers New Bone China Mug - Bountiful Floral

Ulster Weavers Mug - Bountiful Floral (New Bone China, Pink, 250ml)

£4.50
Ulster Weavers Luxury 100% Cotton Tea Towel - Tropical Leaf
Ulster Weavers Luxury 100% Cotton Tea Towel - Tropical Leaf

Ulster Weavers Cotton Tea Towel - Tropical Leaf (100% Cotton, Multicolour)

£6.49
Cotton TT Madame Butterfly - shop.ulsterweavers.com
Cotton TT Madame Butterfly - shop.ulsterweavers.com

Ulster Weavers Cotton Tea Towel - Madame Butterfly (100% Cotton, Green)

£6.49

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees centigrade (fan).

2. In a large mixing bowl, add the unsalted butter and whisk with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy (You may want to take this out of the fridge an hour before baking so the butter has time to soften).

3. Add the caster sugar to the butter and beat together until well combined. The mixture should have a smooth consistency at this point.

4. Next, crack two eggs and add them into the mixture. Followed by one teaspoon of vanilla extract and one teaspoon of lavender extract. Combine into a smooth mixture.

5. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the plain flour and baking powder. After this use a sift to add half of the plain flour and baking powder mixture into the batter.

6. Use an electric mixer to combine into a thick cake batter and then add all of the milk (125ml) and mix.

7. Once the milk is no longer clearly visible, sift in the remainder of the flour and baking powder and mix until the batter is completely smooth.

8. It is now time to add in the fresh or dried lavender and the zest of a lemon. Add to taste and use a spatula to gently fold the ingredients into the cake batter.

9. Spoon the mixture equally into the cupcake or bun cases and place in the oven for 16 minutes.

10.Whilst the cupcakes are baking, separate the vanilla buttercream into two seperate bowls and mix each with the yellow and purple food colouring.

11. Use our Wildflower Double Oven Gloves to remove the cupcakes from the oven and leave to cool.

12. Add half of each colour into one piping bag, and enjoy decorating your delicious Wildflower cupcakes with icing and edible flowers!

Ulster Weavers 100% Cotton Tea Towel - RHS Spring Floral
Ulster Weavers 100% Cotton Tea Towel - RHS Spring Floral

Ulster Weavers Cotton Tea Towel - RHS Spring Floral (100% Cotton)

£6.49
Ulster Weavers Double Oven Gloves - RHS Spring Floral
Ulster Weavers Double Oven Gloves - RHS Spring Floral

Ulster Weavers Double Oven Glove - RHS Spring Floral (100% Cotton Outer; 100% Polyester wadding; CE marked)

£13.49
Ulster Weavers Straight Sided New China Mug - RHS Spring Floral
Ulster Weavers Straight Sided New China Mug - RHS Spring Floral

Ulster Weavers Mug - RHS Spring Floral (New Bone China, 250ml)

£8.99
Ulster Weavers 100% Cotton Apron - RHS Spring Floral
Ulster Weavers 100% Cotton Apron - RHS Spring Floral

Ulster Weavers Cotton Apron - RHS Spring Floral (100% Cotton)

£16.99

We are delighted that Lily shared this scrumptious recipe with us! If you would like to see more from her, you can visit her Instagram page HERE.

Ulster Weavers 100% Cotton Tea Towel - Oriental Birds
Ulster Weavers 100% Cotton Tea Towel - Oriental Birds

Ulster Weavers Cotton Tea Towel - Oriental Birds (100% Cotton)

£6.49
Ulster Weavers Straight Sided New China Mug - Oriental Birds
Ulster Weavers Straight Sided New China Mug - Oriental Birds

Ulster Weavers Mug - Oriental Birds (New Bone China, 250ml)

£8.99
Ulster Weavers 100% Cotton Apron - Oriental Birds
Ulster Weavers 100% Cotton Apron - Oriental Birds

Ulster Weavers Cotton Apron - Oriental Birds (100% Cotton)

£16.99
Ulster Weavers Roll-Up Bag - Oriental Birds
Ulster Weavers Roll-Up Bag - Oriental Birds

Ulster Weavers Reusable Roll-Up Bag - Oriental Birds (Polyester)

£5.99

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Production takes place in various sites throughout the world, including here in Northern Ireland, before undergoing strict testing procedures to uphold the quality of the end product to the highest standard. With an extensive homeware range containing an array of design and colour there is sure to be something to suit every customer. Products available are from our traditional textiles to range extension in melamine, paper and ceramic. Today, the company remains a family business with a worldwide reach.

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Ulster Weavers Reusable Wipeable PVC Shopper Bag - Butterfly House (Medium)
Ulster Weavers Reusable Wipeable PVC Shopper Bag - Butterfly House (Medium)

Ulster Weavers Wipeable PVC Gusset Bag - Butterfly House (100% Cotton coated with PVC, Multicolour)

£8.00
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Cotton TT Butterfly House - shop.ulsterweavers.com

Ulster Weavers Cotton Tea Towel - Butterfly House (100% Cotton, Multicolour)

£6.49
Cotton Apron Butterfly House - shop.ulsterweavers.com
Cotton Apron Butterfly House - shop.ulsterweavers.com

Ulster Weavers Cotton Apron - Butterfly House (100% Cotton, Multicolour)

£16.99
Ulster Weavers New Bone China Mug - Butterfly House
Ulster Weavers New Bone China Mug - Butterfly House

Ulster Weavers Mug - Butterfly House (New Bone China, Multicolour, 250ml)

£8.99