Today on the tray: Lemon cupcakes

lemon cupcakeDecember 15 is National Lemon Cupcake Day. says, “While yellow or chocolate cupcakes grab all the glory, lemon cupcakes are a refreshing surprise at holiday parties, potlucks, and bake sales alike. And while they may not be standard Christmas fare, lemon cupcakes will be a hit item at your annual gathering. You can tell your cohorts that you made them in recognition of National Lemon Cupcake Day!”

Here’s my special fast ’n’ easy recipe for lemon cupcakes:

  • Take one plain cupcake.
  • Spray generously with Lemon Pledge.

Your shiny, lemon-scented cupcakes will be the talk of the party.

Lemon Pledge commercial (1966)

Lemon Pledge, very pretty
Puts a shine down lemon good.
Lemon Pledge as you’re dusting
Brings new luster to the wood.
Lemon Pledge cleans so easy.
Lemon way to make wood glow.
Lemon Pledge as you’re dusting
Adds protection as you go.

“Adds protection as you go”? For the furniture, perhaps, but not for that poor woman’s lungs. She is obviously high on Lemon Pledge fumes. She’s enjoying dusting that piano way too much.

For you purists out there, here is the real “Lemon Tree” song:

Trini Lopez, “Lemon Tree” (1965)



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