Wednesday, 16 January 2013

First attempt at making cupcakes

After the success of the chocolate chip shortbread, I decided to make some cupcakes with buttercream icing. These were also pretty easy - spreading the buttercream icing onto the cupcakes was the hardest part, in my humble opinion.

I used this recipe from the Channel 4 food website to make my cupcakes, and this recipe from the BBC food website to make the buttercream icing.



The ingredients I used to make the cupcakes and the icing



12 cupcakes, fresh out of the oven



The finished product! 


I used sugar strands and jelly diamonds to decorate the cupcakes. They're a bit messy but not bad for a first attempt. Next time I think I'll try normal icing with some food colouring, just to mix it up a bit!

Just to clarify, seeing as I posted yesterday about my weight loss, I didn't eat all the shortbread and cupcakes myself!

So Baking Adventure Number Two was a success... what shall I make next?

2 comments:

  1. They look good... You've inspired me to do some baking this weekend. Or, you know, maybe I'll just make the buttercream. Mmmm, buttercream... xx

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  2. The buttercream was so good! Possibly not as good as yours, you are the queen of buttercream x

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