Lemon Chiffon and Dom Pérignon

Made it over the one year hump. Time to take this bad boy to the next level, trying new techniques with both cupcakes and sparkling wine. I’ve had really wonderful support from family and friends and growing requests to help with different events. I’m incredibly grateful for every opportunity and have found a lot of pride and joy helping out. That being said, consider this official announcement that Bubbles and Sprinkles is more than happy to help cater your events. Concept, cupcake flavor, display and sparkling wine presentation. The whole shebang. Feel free to reach out to jenna.m.levy@gmail.com with questions and requests 🙂

Monumental week. The Dom was popped and enjoyed, and a close girlfriend threw a pretty awesome bridal shower for her sister. This is dedication-

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Meet my friend, Kieren. This talented beauty threw a Parisian themed shower for her sister, and went all out. After much discussion we decided on lemon chiffon cupcakes (macarons on top, optional). Something light, airy, with a bit of sass to it. I kept the lemon flavoring pretty minimal, and whipped the frosting three extra minutes to create the fluffiest of buttercreams. For a little bit of extra tang, try filling with a lemon curd, like the Bubbles and Sprinkles cupcakes found here.

Recipe (makes 24):

  • 4 cups baking flour
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups butter
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • juice of 2 lemons

Frosting:

  • 32 oz confectioners sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Pre-heat oven to 350. Line cupcake tin and set aside. Mix cupcake ingredients, folding in zest and lemon juice for your desired flavor. Bake for 18 minutes. Beat frosting ingredients for five minutes until fluffy. Once cupcakes have cooled, frost and decorate. Enjoy!

 

 

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I’d been sitting on my Dom Pérignon 2004 Vintage since Christmas, waiting for the right time to enjoy it with loved ones. Starting several new journeys over the past month seemed like reason enough to celebrate for me!

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As you’d expect, this Vintage was pretty epic. Not pictured is the beautiful limited edition packaging by Jeff Koons, seen here. A treasure by a very talented artist that I will hold on to for many years. Koons worded it the best- “Being creative is trying to expand what the possibilities are.” The palate is incredibly complex. The one thing that stood out for me was a little spice, but there’s also distinct sweet but try tastes of almond and cocoa. It was a little sweeter than expected, but absolutely delicious. I won’t lie, half the fun was the brand on the label, but the other half was experiencing a truly iconic sparkling wine surrounded by some of my favorite people.

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Cheers,
Jenna

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