Baking

Fairy Cupcakes

I have definitely caught the baking bug and I am really liking trying new recipes. I’m also trying to bake every recipe in my book I got as I miss baking from scratch.

So today the recipe that was next in my book was Fairy Cupcakes so that was what I made today.

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All you need for this recipe is:

150g Self Raising Flour

150g Caster Sugar

150g Unsalted Butter

2 Eggs

First you have to preheat the oven to 180/Gas Mark 4, then mix together the caster sugar and butter in a bowl until pale and fluffy.

Once pale and fluffy then gradually add in an egg and mix together. Then you add in the flour and fold in with a metal spoon, I actually used my electric mixer so it’s up to you what you’d like to do. Then spoon it into the cupcake cases and bake for 20 minutes.

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Once they were baked and had cooled down it is time to decorate!!

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All you need for the icing is:

200g Icing Sugar

2 tbsp Lukewarm Water

1/4 tsp Red Food Colouring

I actually put in 3 tbsp of water as it was quite thick and wasn’t completely mixed but I think it was to much as the icing was rather runny. I will eventually learn to get the perfect icing!! In my recipe book also the icing was pink but mine is a more Coral pink than pale pink but I’m happy with that.

I used a 1/2 tsp of icing on each cupcake until all the icing was gone and then proceeded to put the Sugar Flowers on. I also got cherries to put on them but the cupcakes were smaller than expected so just used the flowers.

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How cute are they!! The icing actually covered the cakes really well and looks so smooth! The little flowers look so cute as well, especially the roses.

I haven’t tasted them yet so I hope they’re going to taste nice haha!! I think these are perfect cakes for Spring if you could associate cakes with a season.

What do you think of these cakes?

Will you try it?

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