Baking Projects

Cupcake Medley

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Fancy having a baking day and mucking around with decorating? Or have an event coming up such as a Birthday and need some yummy cakes? Then look no further than these!

What you’ll need for the cupcakes:

  • 150g Margarine
  • 150g Caster sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 150g Self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract

What you’ll need for the buttercream:

  • 200g Softened butter
  • 400g Icing sugar
  • Variety of gel food colouring
  • Sugar decorations (sprinkles)

Let’s get started!

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200/180˚C fan. Line a bun tin tray with cupcake cases ready for baking.2018-11-06 13.07.38
  2. Cream the margarine and caster sugar together until fully combined.
  3. Crack 3 eggs into a cup and slowly add to the butter mixture, stirring after each addition.
  4. Now add in the dry ingredients: the self-raising flour and baking powder and stir thoroughly.
  5. Add in 1 tsp of vanilla extract or until the desired flavour is achieved.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the prepared cupcake cases and bake in the centre of the oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden. I managed to make 20 cupcakes out of the whole mixture.2018-11-06 13.19.38
  7. Once baked, leave the cupcakes to cool while you make up the icing.2018-11-06 14.01.40
  8. Using an electric mixer, whisk together the butter and icing sugar on a low speed until the mixture is soft and has lightened in colour.
  9. To change the colour of the icing, add in some of the gel food colourings a little at a time to achieve the desired shade. For my cupcakes, I went for normal buttercream, a light pink shade and a lilac shade.
  10. To create a large spiral of icing on top of the cakes, use a large piping nozzle and icing bag and starting from the outside edge of the cake, swirl the icing in towards the middle.
  11. Then you can be as creative as you like with the final decoration, I used a mixture of fruit, marshmallows, fudge pieces and sugar sprinkles.2018-11-06 15.51.22

And you’re done! If you have a go don’t forget to share your makes with us on Instagram @aboxofbuttons or on Twitter @aBoxofButtons! See you next time!

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