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?


  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

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


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