They were absolutely delicious (even if I do say so myself)!
Vanilla sponge with a surprise dollop of lemon curd in the middle, topped with pink American style buttercream icing and either a little jellied lemon slice or lots of hundreds and thousands and a wee chicken.
On the subject of hundreds and thousands, did you know that they are round little balls, whereas sprinkles are the little strands? I didn't realise there was a difference and thought hundreds and thousands was the British name and sprinkles was the American name, but apparently the two are quite different. You learn something new everyday!
|Hundreds and Thousands, not Sprinkles|
These little chickens always remind me of my childhood Easters when we used to decorate bonnets, dye eggs and roll them down a hill. I really look forward to doing this with my kiddies (when I have some) and showing Mr PC what a kid's Easter is all about. He had no idea what I was talking about rolling eggs down a hill. He's led a sheltered life, it's not his fault...
PS. I used the vanilla cupcake recipe from The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook and modified the cakes by cutting out a little hole, filling it with lemon curd and then putting the lid back on. The butter cream was also from the same book. I really recommend trying this combo, it's really rather tasty! :)