Occasionally, I like to spend an afternoon cupcaking to my hearts content.
I started with nothing in particular in mind and ended up with this lovely lot!
Aren’t they pretty?
They might look fancy on the outside, but inside they are a little bit … vanilla.
No literally, they are my Ultimate Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream.
For the Cupcakes:
175g Self Raising Flour
175g Granulated Sugar
3 tsp Vanilla Extract
60g Vanilla Yogurt
3 tbsp Milk
1. Melt the butter gently in a microwave and add the sugar. Mix until fluffy.
2. Add vanilla and eggs and beat for 1 minute.
3. Add 1/3 flour then 1/3 of yogurt, vanilla and milk. Repeat twice more until all the flour is incorporated.
4. Bake at 180oC for 15-20 mins
For the frosting:
500g Icing Sugar
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1. Beat butter until fluffy, then add the icing sugar (cover with a tea towel so it doesn’t go everywhere!) and add vanilla.
To give the cupcakes the lovely smooth domed effect, simply wait until they are cool and top with buttercream and a circle of fondant.
I forgot to photograph this part so here’s an easy tutorial from mycupcakeaddiction.
Then using various colours of fondant (I use Tesco, and it’s 3 for 2 at the mo!) you can go wild!
You can mix your own colours using food colouring but it really is much easier to buy pre-mixed.
Fancy a tea party?
Learn how to make a cuter-than-cute teapot here.
Vintage-style bakes are all the rage at Weddings these days and these are so simple to make.
And since it’s Easter, this cheeky chappy was caught diving in A for a taste!
Don’t tell anyone, but even the boy stuck his beak in and made this little chick.
Ahem. I mean he DEFINITELY didn’t. He drank beer and watched football. Grr.
Youtube is a great place to learn decorating skills, my favourite channel is Cupcakes, Cookies and Cardio.
Looking for more? Try Pinterest for heaps of ideas for all abilities.
I made these lovelies for my friend Nia’s wedding earlier this year.
Cheeky extra post this week, but i couldn’t resist!