Yesterday my daughter and I went on a cupcake decorating course which was great fun, messy but fun. As it was all about the cake decoration we had to make our cup cakes the previous day, ready for decorating the following day. I made standard vanilla cup cakes ( I know boring) and my daughter make some chocolate ones. You will see below I have given the standard recipe for the cup cakes but if you want the chocolate ones you merely have to add 4 tbsp Cocoa Powder and 1 tbsp Natural Yogurt to the basic recipe.
200 g Plain Flour
2tsp Baking Powder
200g Caster Sugar
100g Unsalted Butter
1tsp Vanilla Extract.
Pre heat oven to 180C, 350F or Gas mark 4
Place flour, baking powder, caster sugar and butter into mixing bowl and mix to create a mix like fine bread crumbs
Mix eggs, milk and vanilla extract together then add gradually to the dry ingredients mix thoroughly to make a smooth batter.
Place mixture into bun cases. Do not over fill cases, its best to fill only about half to two thirds of the way
Bake in oven for approx 20 - 25 minutes check to make sure cook by pressing top if it springs back they are cooked.
|Vanilla ones above chocolate below|
Now we had the cupcakes we only had to decorate them. Here is what we did with the above basic cupcakes
|We made a cookie monster|
|Pale pink moulded rose|
|Violet rose hand crafted|