Photo Story: How to Bake Amazing Cupcakes!

One of my favourite hobbies is baking and cake decorating. I’m always baking treats such as cupcakes, muffins and brownies for my friends and family.
So, here is a photo story of how to bake amazing cupcakes!

Ingredients:
115g/4oz butter, softened
115g/4oz caster sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
115g/4oz self-raising flour
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Topping (Buttercream):
225g/8oz butter, softened
1tbsp cream or milk
350g/12oz icing sugar
Food colouring of your choice

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– Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5. Line a 12 hole bun tin with paper or silicon cupcake cases.
– Place the butter and the sugar in a large bowl and beat together until light
   and fluffy, then beat in the vanilla extract.
– Gradually beat in the eggs.
– Sift in the flour and fold into the mixture.
– Spoon the mixture into the cases.
– Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until cakes are golden and
   spring back when touched.
– Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
– To make the buttercream, place the butter and cream/milk in a bowl and
   beat together.
– Gradually sift in the icing sugar and beat until smooth.
– Then add in a cap of your chosen food colouring or until your desired
   colour has been reached.
– Place the buttercream in a piping bag fitted with a small star nozzle and
   pipe the buttercream on top of each cake.
– Then decorate with sweets or cake decorations of your choice.

I hope you enjoy baking your cupcakes!!

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4 Comments

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4 responses to “Photo Story: How to Bake Amazing Cupcakes!

  1. Joanne Warren

    What a fantastic way of showing how to make the most wonderful cupcakes!!..Amazing !

  2. Thanks Nicola, your photo story has given me a serious craving for sweet sickly, fluffy stuff. Am drooling on keyboard and am going to have to go to Tesco Express and get a sugary fix – sorry, too lazy to make them!

    • Haha! Glad you like it! :) Sorry I’ve made you hungry! Appalled you’re not going to attempt some baking though! :P I’ll pop the ingredients up to give you a hand! Haha! x :]

  3. FrankieH

    Were they as yummy as they look?

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