You all know how my pasion for
fashion baking started.
(For those of you who don’t, you can read it here)
I have to admit, they seem rather boring compared to the amazing cupcakes you guys have been posting…
But I still love my plain vanilla cupcakes 🙂
I make them less boring by decorating them 😉
These, for example, were the first cupcakes I’ve ever decorated. It was during my first workshop.
I gave my second workshop as a gift to my best friend. We had so much fun!
I have to say I was completely shocked when they said they make their cupcakes with a MIX!
Okay, they had their own mix for cupcakes… But still!
Homemade cupcakes are sooooooo much better!
(Okay if you’re in a hurry)
Sorry, I just had to mention it… Let’s continue
I know I’m not a pro at all when it comes to decorating, but I believe exercise will get me there.
I hope to do more workshops in the future to improve my skills 🙂 Or I’ll learn it on my own.
What do we need:
– 220g cristal sugar
– 220g butter
– 220g self-raising flour
– 4 eggs
First, mix the sugar with the butter until the sugar is absorbed. Then, add the eggs while mixing.
It should become a liquid, homogeneous mass. Add the self-raising flour. Mix it long enough to make sure everything is mixed properly.
Put some cupcake wrappers in the baking tin and fill them for 2/3 with batter. (I use an ice cream spoon to fill the wrappers, it’s easy 🙂 )
Put them in the oven for 25 minutes on 180 degrees centigrade.
If the cupcakes are ready, push your finger gently on the cupcake. If it comes back to its original form, they’re done 🙂
You can decorate them if you want to 🙂 Or you can frost them ofcourse 🙂
If I frost my cupcakes, I use a cream cheese frosting.
What do we need:
– 500g cream cheese
– 350ml cream (40% fat)
– 125g powder sugar: you can adapt the amount because some like it sweet, some like it sweeter 😉
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
First, whip the cream. Mix the cream cheese, the powder sugar and the vanilla extract together.
Add the whipped cream to the cream cheese etc. and gently mix it all together.
Here are a few extra pictures of my cupcakes:
(I’m sorry for the crappy photographs but they were made, a longer time ago, when I didn’t think about good pictures :s )
I made these last cupcakes when my parents were married for 22 years.
Have a delicious day! ❤