The Smuttynose is just mediocre. A little hoppy, slightly pumpkiny, but nothing special.
Onto the other star of the show...the lemon meringue cupcakes. These are a recipe by Martha Stewart; both the cupcake and frosting are Martha Stewart.
I followed the recipe to the letter for the cupcake base and 7-minute frosting; however I did not make homemade lemon curd due to time constraints. But I will tell you that jarred lemon curd from the store works very well.
This is the 7-minute frosting and it is delicious...tastes like marshmallow fluff. Don't let this recipe intimidate you...it's super easy and so delicious!
Check out those peaks!
After you frost with the lemon curd and frosting, get out your blow-torch and make that
meringue shine! I also added a raspberry for some color.
Now get out there and make these cupcakes!!