new baby cupcakes

new baby cupcakes
new baby cupcakes
new baby cupcakes

My little sideline cake making enterprise has been neglected somewhat recently, mainly because I have been so busy with many other creative outlets in my life. But when someone at work asked if I could bake some new baby cupcakes for a heavily-pregnant colleague of theirs – I jumped at the chance. (Any excuse to use my new kitchen aid!) With the sex of the baby unknown, I opted for an assortment of girl and boy themed cakes, swirled with vanilla buttercream, delicately sprinkled with edible glitter and crowned with some adorable blue and pink toppers. Now I wish I could take the credit for these sweet feet and teddy bear toppers but with time pressing, I had to call upon my local market who had an abundance of different cake toppers to choose from.

To make the cakes I used the following simple recipe which will give you about 12 individual cupcakes with just enough left to lick the bowl with!
6oz caster sugar, 6oz butter (whizz) 3 eggs, 8oz self-raising flour, capful of vanilla extract (whizz). Divide equally into your cupcake cases and place in a pre-heated over at 180 degrees C for 15-20 minutes.

Making the buttercream couldn’t be easier. Simply whisk together 8oz softened butter with 16oz icing sugar, adding a splash of milk if necessary to loosen the mixture. At this stage you could also add a dribble of food colouring to your buttercream if you wanted to make your creations beautifully colourful. Piping the perfect swirl is a fine art that requires practice, patience and a steady hand but once you’ve got the knack, there will be no stopping you! If you refer to my post here, I talk in details about all the apparatus and techniques I use to make my simple cupcakes which will hopefully help you if you are getting your bake on this weekend!

Happy (food) Friday – I hope you all have super weekends.

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17 Comments

  1. 12th October 2012 / 1:37 pm

    YUM.
    Look lovely, and love the touch of glitter and cute toppers.
    I need to get baking, my last creation went down a storm at work.
    x

  2. 12th October 2012 / 1:49 pm

    these are so cute! I'm going to a baby shower soon so I might try these xxx

  3. 12th October 2012 / 2:08 pm

    You have made me very hungry and want to bake some cupcakes!!! Xxx

  4. 12th October 2012 / 3:15 pm

    Such cute cakes! They look lovely. Your photos are always so crisp and perfect! x

  5. 12th October 2012 / 3:55 pm

    Oooh, they are so sweet. Everything you make is so photogenic.:) Btw, my crayons are now glued to the canvas and tomorrow, the blasting will begin!!!

  6. 12th October 2012 / 4:00 pm

    They look yummy! Which piping bag do you use? Every one I buy ends up splitting!

  7. 12th October 2012 / 4:34 pm

    Ah thank you for your comments girls.

    @Emma – I use piping bags from Lakeland. Work really well – never split 🙂

  8. 12th October 2012 / 5:00 pm

    Ouu they look lovely! Please check out my baking blog: badgirlsdontbake.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

  9. 12th October 2012 / 11:58 pm

    Aw, these are so pretty, and they look really professional too (and yummy!). You're a talented lady 🙂
    Mel x

    melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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