Sunday, 26 February 2012

The Cupcake Post

Hey! So this is what all our work's been for. Just had a whole session of baking cupcakes, which was so much fun :) We go through the recipe and decorating step-by-step, so don't be afraid to try it xx

 Ingredients:160g caster Sugar
160g Butter or Margarine
3 Medium Eggs
160g Self Raising Flour
1 Teaspoon on Vanilla Extract
20 Cupcake Cases
Frosting:110g of Butter or Margarine
340g of Icing Sugar
Squeeze of Lemon Juice (if required)

Preheat the oven to 180*C/350*F/Gas 4. Cream the Butter and Sugar in a bowl until pale and fluffy (you could use an electric whisk or a spoon).

In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and the vanilla extract. Add to the mixture bit by bit.

Sift in your Flour a little at a time, folding in between. Try no to knock any of the air out, a spatula is best for this.


Next, spoon your mixture into the cupcake cases. They should be about 3/4 full, try to make them as neat as you can. Bake in the oven for 15-20 mins, or until golden on top and the cakes spring back when touched.
 
Put the cakes on a wire rack to cool. Now make the icing. Put your softened butter or margarine in a bowl and add the icing bit by bit while mixing with a tablespoon/ wooden spoon. If the mixture is too tough, add a little lemon juice. If the mixture is too runny, add some more icing sugar. Then, separate the mixture into smaller bowls and add the food colouring.

Put your piping bag (with your chosen nozzle) into a glass and spoon your coloured frosting into to bag. push the icing to the bottom of the bag and twist to sercure. Now it's down to you to be creative and have fun piping your chosen patterns :)

This step is optional. Paloma bought this beautiful pink edible glitter from a newly opened cake shop near her house. Its quite expensive, 3 pounds for a tiny pot, so we used it sparingly. Dust a little on each cake to add some sparkle :)

The finished product! After slaving away for what seemed like hours, our cupcakes were done :)


We made A Garden Full of Dasies...



...Traditional Swirls...

...and Little Monsters...
  
...and they tasted epic :)


So, what do you think? We were over the moon that the cakes worked out because our last attempt (the challenging Macaroons) was a massive fail. Thankyou all for following and feel free to leave comments and tips :) xxx

37 comments:

  1. i am 100% in love with yere blog!

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  2. omg those cupcakes are so cute!
    great job :)
    Loved this post!

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    1. Thankyou :) They took a long time, but were worth it in the end :) More baking posts coming soon and please follow <3 xx

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  3. They look pretty! I love the glitter :) I've tried to make nice swirly cupcakes before but I always seem to fail! x

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    1. Thanks Sophie :) Here's a tip, start from the outside and work your way into the middle if the cake, hope that helps :) Please follow xx

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  4. Thanks so much :) I've followed your blog, its amazing! Please follow xxx

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  5. Yummie I wannt to make them love it :D

    Nice blog girls

    XOXO

    http://blondefashiontale.com

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    1. Thankyou so much, just following back now :)You should,they're pretty easy :) xx

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  6. Mmmm, these look so delicious! I want to start baking now :)
    Thanks for you kind comment, I'm following you as well now!

    http://www.trendyteal.blogspot.com

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  7. Love your blog. Great photos. I followed you on both GFC and Bloglovin. #1 I hope that you like my blog and follow back.

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    1. Wow, thankyou so much, we're so happy that you like us :)We both really like your blog and are just about to follow back :) xx

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  8. Oh yum they look delicious! Thank you for following my blog! I really love yours as well! I am following you now lovelies! :)

    xoxo, Laura
    http://styleandsushi.blogspot.com

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    1. Thankyou, the hours we spent making them were worth it:) Love your blog <3 xx

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  9. So cute! And yummy. Following you back :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  10. The cupcakes look delicious and you both are so pretty!
    I really enjoy your blog, I'll definitely follow :)

    xx, Susann
    Fashion in Pepperland

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  11. Thankyou Susann :) That's so sweet, and we enjoy your's too :) xxx

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  12. woa, they look delicious!
    following<3

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  13. Girls! thanks so much for your lovely comment on my last post and to be my new follower! Of course I 'm your new follower too!
    have a great day!

    www.thecurlylady.blogspot.com

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  14. Your welcome :) thankyou so much for following xx

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  17. The little Monsters look so cute :) I've made cupcakes a week ago but my topping was a bit liquid :S haha!

    But I'm going to make some new one on sunday :)

    xxx
    Magdalena

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    1. Awwr thankyou so much! Dw about it, whenever it is too runny just add more icing sugar :)Yh u should try them again! once you get the hang of it they are easy!
      would love it if you could follow xx

      http://cositsthebeesknees.blogspot.com/

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  18. heyyy, your cupcakes are so cute! especially the little monster ones! <3
    xxx

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    1. Awwr thanks Deanna <3 Thats so sweet :P xxx

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  19. Wow you have some serious mad skills with making cupcakes! I am so impressed!
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for following!
    Love your blog, so happy to have found it!
    Following back!
    xx


    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


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    1. Awwr thankyou so much! Means a lot :) We love your blog too! We are regular readers <3

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  20. these are soooo cute!! love the glitter! i love baking too- maybe I'll have to do a baking post soon! thanks for following Wonderland, i'm your newest follower :) xxx

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  21. Thankyou so much! You should definitely do a baking post, they are so much fun! Thanks for following :)
    xx

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  22. Yummy, they look so good and beautiful!

    X Camilla

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