These luscious lemon poppy seed cupcakes are topped with a lemon curd and mascarpone icing. To make them into 'butterfly buns' for a girls' birthday party, follow the recipe and then see the footnote to assemble your 'butterflies'!
Once cool, cut the top of the cupcake above the paper case. Then, cut the top in half and set aside. Spread the icing on the cupcake and put the two pieces, flat side down, leaving some space to add a little bit of lemon curd in the centre with a pastry bag.
great recipe, however it always seems to be too thin when it's all mixed and i find myself having to add extra flour to thicken it. - 25 May 2013