Recipes For Dummies; Cupcakes For Cupid


100g/4oz caster sugar
100g/4oz softened butter
2 free range eggs, pre-beaten
100g/4oz self-raising flour
Half a teaspoon of vanilla essence
150g/5oz icing sugar

Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius/ 375 degrees Fahrenheit/ Gas Mark 5. Put the sugar, butter and egg in a mixing bowl and beat until creamy and smooth. Sift the flour into a bowl and mix again. Add in the vanilla essence and stir. Then, evenly place a tablespoon of cake mixture into each cupcake case and leave the tin (holding all the cases) into the oven for fifteen minutes. Wash up and take the cakes out. While you wait for the cakes to cool down, make the icing. Add your 150g/5oz of icing sugar into a bowl and add 1 tablespoon of water. If you have food colouring, add that in. Then once they have cooled down, smooth the icing over the cupcakes and then decorate. And then, finally, EATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!

I made mine with my niece Demi (aged 11), just in case you were wondering how they turned out so good(:

The mini ones (which were ate straight off, so there's no other photos of them)

The big ones

Decorated by me; using up the rest of the icing

Decorated by me

Decorated by me

Decorated by Demi

Decorated by me

Decorated by me

Decorated by Demi

Decorated by Demi

Decorated by Demi (in Demi's hands)

Decorated by Demi

Decorated by Demi (in Demi's hands again)

Decorated by Demi (and again)

All of our cupcakes(:

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  1. Your sooo good at decorating! I can never decorate neatly.


    1. You think that's NEAT?!??! But thank you anyway!!<3

  2. mmmmm.....yum! You decoratimg is awesome!
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    :D x