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Friday, 11 September 2015

Super Easy Cupcakes for Beginners

So as I was about to make some cupcakes, I thought it would be fun to take some snaps and put them on my blog!
Now these are ridiculously easy, very basic cupcakes, or 'fairy cakes' if you wish. But I thought they would be cute and it would be a nice addition to my blog! 

For these cupcakes you will need :
110g Butter, softened at room temperature to make it easier to mix
110g Caster Sugar
110g Self Raising Flour
2 Medium Eggs
1sp Vanilla Extract 

For the vanilla buttercream icing you will need : 
100g Butter, softened at room temperature
100g Icing Sugar
Half tsp of Vanilla Extract

- Then anything you wish to decorate your cakes with, I chose wafer daisies which I brought from the Co-Op. 

For a fan oven which is what I have, you want to pre heat your oven at 180. 

In a large mixing bowl, you need to mix together your sugar and your butter. Mix until you have a soft mixture. You can use a Kitchen Aid, or a whisk, but I prefer a good old fashioned wooden spoon!

Next add your flour to the mixture and mix until all the ingredients are combined. It'll look a little dry - but it'll all come together with the egg!

In a separate bowl or cup, lightly beat your two eggs and the vanilla extract, then add to the rest of your mixture. 

Once mixed all together, this is what you should be left with! Now spoon your mixture into cute cupcake cases and cook for 10-11 minutes, or until they are golden on top!

Ta Da! Now leave your cupcakes to cool for at least 10 minutes. Now you can start to prepare your icing! It is important to make sure your cakes are fully cooled before you ice them, or the icing will simply melt away! 

For the icing lightly beat your butter until it is smooth, then add in your vanilla extract and give it another beat. I simply use a fork for this bit!

Then add in your icing sugar one table spoon at a time, mixing in-between each spoonful. Then simply pop on your cupcakes and add your decorations!

And there you have it!
I apologise if these seem very common sense, & i'm sure many people are aware of how to make a simple cupcake! but this was a super fun, and different post for me to try out and I hope you enjoyed reading it! 

Until next time....