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Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Christmas Cupcakes

For our Baking for Babies Christmas fair, i made my first batch of festive cupcakes. I decided on a simple vanilla flavour and to decorate with vanilla buttercream and sugarpaste toppings.

I followed a simple 'all in one' receipe, throwing all the ingredients in a bowl and mixing, and folding in the baking powder.

Ingredients:

8oz Butter
8oz Caster Sugar
8oz Self Raising flour
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder

Buttercream Topping:

9oz butter
18oz butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon water

I coloured sugarpaste with a holly green gel colour, rolled out and cut holly and tree shapes using cutters. I made red balls for berries, and red strips for 'tinsel' decoration. Once the cupcakes had cooled thoroughly, i piped a buttercream swirl and topped with the sugarpaste decoration.

Holly and Tree Cupcakes

Ready to go
I have a few more 'festive' cupcakes planned so watch this space!
                                                                 

                                                        
I am also linking this receipe to Dollybakes and Laura loves Cakes Festive Calendar Cakes Challenge




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