Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Tuesday, 25th January 2011

I know it’s still winter, but why not welcome spring a little early with Beehive Cupcakes.  These sun coloured Honey-Kissed Yellow Cupcakes with Meringue Icing scream spring.

A photo of Beehive Cupcakes displayed in a row on a white rectangular dish.

I picked up a copy of the Donna Hay Magazine the other day and the latest edition was all about Spring with it’s brilliant yellow cover, featuring Golden Delights and highlighting an ingredient that embodies the season – Honey.

A photo of Yellow Cupcakes with Meringue Icing displayed on a glass cake stand with yellow paper cupcake liners.

Ever since the first snowfall of the winter season I’ve secretly longed for spring.  It’s one of my favourite seasons of the year.

A photo of 2 Beehive Cupcakes (Yellow Cupcakes with Meringue Icing) sprinkled with yellow sanding sugar displayed on a mini cake stand.

For me, it marks the beginning of a new year.  After all, it is a celebration of rebirth. We start planting flowers and they start blossoming.  Our days are longer and they’re filled with sunshine.  We go from dull and grey to bright and colourful.  The birds are chirping and the bees are buzzing.

A photo taken looking down on a tray of Beehive Cupcakes.

I am looking forward to getting back outdoors and fussing in the garden.  I can’t wait to hear even the most familiar sounds of spring; lawn mowers on the weekends; bells jingling from the ice cream carts and the sound of the pound from the kids dribbling the basketball.

A photo of 3 Beehive Cupcakes placed in a row on a white, rectangular dish.

But most of all, now that my kids are older, I can’t wait to hear the laughter coming from young children playing in their yards; it’s music to my ears.

A photo of 3 Honey-Kissed Yellow Cupcakes with Meringue Icing displayed on a glass cake stand.

You can tuck this recipe away and try it closer to spring but why not bring a little sunshine in and create a little buzz with these Beehive Cupcakes? The Honey-Kissed Yellow Cupcakes are light and moist and decadently topped with thick, fluffy and marshmallowy Meringue Icing.

A close up photo of a Honey-Kissed Yellow Cupcake with Meringue Icing.

A photo of Beehive Cupcakes-Honey-Kissed Yellow Cupcakes with Meringue Icing on a wooden board.

A photo of a Beehive Cupcake on a mini cupcake stand.

A photo taken looking down on two Yellow Cupcakes with Meringue Icing sprinkled with yellow sanding sugar placed on dessert dishes.

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Comments (67)

67 Responses to “Beehive Cupcakes-Honey-Kissed Yellow Cupcakes with Meringue Icing”

  1. Treat and Trick Says:

    Looks wonderful and delicious! Am drooling at your amazing photos…

  2. Ang Says:

    Can’t you just wait until spring/summer. Boy do these gorgeous cupcakes remind me that it’s just around the corner.

  3. Grace Says:

    I wish for an early spring every day!

  4. Joy Says:

    That is beautiful.

  5. Grace Says:

    Thank you – I was hoping to brighten everyone’s day just a little.

  6. Belinda @zomppa Says:

    Oh, happy happy!! These totally brightened my day (would be even brighter if I could have some!!)

  7. lil @ sweetsbysillianah Says:

    these cupcakes look delightful! i love the brightness of the yellow… makes me look forward to spring. =)

  8. Vicki @ Wilde in the Kitchen Says:

    Your cupcakes look so pretty! I’m wishing desperately for spring around here, so much snow!

  9. Grace Says:

    Thanks! Vicki there’s a ton of snow here too and bitter cold but I felt bad complaining about it the other day when I was speaking with my mother in law. She is from Northern Ontario and they’ve had temperatures of below 40, can you imagine?

  10. Celia Says:

    So cute! I too long for spring (It just snowed again here. Sigh)

  11. Adora's Box Says:

    How beautiful your cupcakes look ! I’m sure they taste great, too. This just cheered me up. Thanks for reminding me that spring is about to come although it doesn’t seem like it.

  12. fooddreamer Says:

    I don’t feel the least bit spring-like yet, but I just might if I had one of those gorgeous cupcakes!

  13. Felice Says:

    These are so cute. I love Donna Hays’ magazine.

  14. Marly Says:

    These cupcakes looks so bright and cheerful. A perfect winter pick-me-up!

  15. Christina Says:

    Gorgeous! It’s been so cold around here that it’s nice to see something so sunshiney!

  16. Mateja Says:

    Your photos are so amazing; they almost made me forget to check out the recipe! And you just proved the oldest rule: Eyes eat first! And I totally fell in love with your meringue icing! Thank you for sharing :)

  17. Grace Says:

    Thank you – The meringue icing is so delicious and it’s the first time I’ve made it this way.

  18. Cakewalker Says:

    Thank you for making my day a little sunnier! Light and bright with the warm flavor of honey. Delish!

  19. Hester aka The Chefdoc Says:

    Oh Grace! These are absolutely breath-taking pictures. How’d you do all those different backgrounds and such? It looks so pro and pretty :-) All that aside, these cupcakes look downright scrumptious!

  20. Grace Says:

    Thankfully I have a sister that can sew. I picked up some different fabrics and she created sweeps for my light box. The yellow and white striped background, don’t laugh, is actually a scarf I picked up a while back (not to wear) that I thought may work at some point with something I baked.

  21. GourmetGetaways Says:

    Your photos are all just amazing!!!!

    WOW!!!

    Perfect! Well done the cupcakes look so delicious, the yellow is so happy. :)

  22. Grace Says:

    Thank you so much!

  23. Amanda @ bakingwithoutabox Says:

    Oh those look so warm and sunny! Gorgeous photos! Love that you used a scarf as background. Hey, whatever works!

  24. Grace Says:

    Exactly what I was thinking when I picked it up, figured it might come in handy somewhere along the line. It was a great buy only a few dollars.

  25. Lizzy Says:

    Gracie, you’ve done it again. Incredible photos…and delicious cupcakes!

  26. Grace Says:

    Thank you so much Lizzy!

  27. Anna Johnston Says:

    These look so summery & fun I’m going to have to make them.., (we’re in the thick of summer down under!!)

  28. Chef Dennis Says:

    Hi Grace
    wow….now talk about just blowing me away with all those gorgeous images!! so many different backgrounds, you are becoming quite the stylist in addition to your culinary skills! I just love that cupcake too, I bet it just melted in your mouth!
    This is definitely #1 on the top 9!
    Dennis

  29. Jeanette Says:

    Such happy happy cupcakes, just what I needed today!

  30. Joy Says:

    As soon as I saw these I had a little pang of longing for spring. It’s my favourite season too, the blooming of my mom’s lavender hedge (hrm, it’s out of control beauty!) and the smell of the blossoms on the trees. Such a gorgeous recipe. I would not be trusted around that meringue icing, it’s highly likely I’d stick my finger in the centre of one … or two.

  31. Sara Says:

    Oh these cupcakes look amazing and they sure do call for spring! I love honey in dessert and yeast goods so I know I’m going to love this recipe

  32. The Cilantropist Says:

    Ok, so these cupcakes are perfect, and definitely not just for spring! I would definitely eat one of these any day, and I am sure one big bite would bring a smile to my face. :)

  33. foodies at home Says:

    I can’t wait till spring to eat these! Love love love your photos! Totally brightened up my evening!

  34. Shelby Says:

    These are beautiful and I too cannot wait to hear the voice of a grandchild!

  35. FOODESSA Says:

    Our inspiration can come from a multitude of places…so why not magazines where they’re a step ahead all the time ;o)
    These cupcakes turned out exquisite…Brava.

    Flavourful wishes,
    Claudia

    P.S. I found you on one of my friend’s blog and decided to come pay you a visit :)

  36. Grace Says:

    Thank you Claudia and thank you to your friend for sending you over!

  37. briarrose Says:

    Adorable. Perfect for a winter pick me up. :)

  38. Ryan Says:

    In my mind I’m already in spring, these look scrumptious.

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  40. Annie Says:

    Just gorgeous pictures and cupcakes! Thanks for the reminder that spring will be right around the corner soon.

  41. Lauren at KeepItSweet Says:

    Just wanted to let you know that these pictures all look fantastic!!!

  42. SMITH BITES Says:

    these are so pretty Grace and yes, they do make me hopeful that spring will be here soon!! thanks for sharing!

  43. Felice Says:

    I already left a message above, but I had to come back and say that your daughter’s photos are as good – if not better – than the cover of Donna’s magazine. Just beautiful.

  44. Grace Says:

    Thank you Felice – Liana is so critical of her work. I will pass along the amazing compliment.

  45. Sandra Says:

    Looks like spring has sprung in your kitchen! Great recipe and always great pictures. Thank you.

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