Thursday, August 18, 2011

Heidi’s Fortnightly Baking Fun Challenge – Butterfly Cupcakes

Hello everyone!  This fortnight, Heidi’s baking challenge is ‘cupcakes’!  This is more my kind of thing as you can leave off the icing or use something else instead to make it not as sweet.  My sisters and my mom love sweet things, unlike dad and I, who love savoury food!

I decorated my Mom’s cupcake with extra cream on the wings as she loves it so much! I love to do extra special things for my dear mother, especially now, when she is mainly on her bed, feeling pretty lousy (Baby is due in 8 weeks time!!!)!

Beth made Princess Cupcakes the other day so she could also enter the baking challenge, and I decided to make Butterfly Fairy Cupcakes today.

Butterfly Cakes
Makes 24 small or 12 large cupcakes
125g butter
150g sugar
3 large free range eggs
5ml vanilla extract
210g cake flour
8ml baking powder
50ml rice milk
250ml cream, whipped
125ml strawberry jam

Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add vanilla extract.

Sift the cake flour and baking powder together. Add the dry ingredients alternatively with the milk. Mix together until smooth.

Fill cupcake liners until ¾ full. Bake in a preheated oven (180 degrees Celsius) for 10 – 15 minutes. Allow the cakes to cool.

Cut off the tops of the cupcakes to level them. Then cut out and remove a small hole in the centres of the cupcakes. Fill with strawberry jam and cover cupcake with a thick layer of cream. Cut the tops of the cupcakes in half and place the pieces upside down on the top of the filled cupcake to look like wings.

Using a piping bag to make the butterfly’s body, squeeze a long tube of strawberry jam between the two wings. Finish by sprinkling a bit of rainbow sugar crystals or some fairy glitter on the cake and you’re done!

These are special cakes decorated with strawberry jam and cream...I do confess that my one small weakness is strawberry jam and cream:D

Look what a yummy surprise is inside...

I just know you are going to love these cupcakes, Rebekah certainly did!

Please hop over to Heidi-Mari’s blog and see if you can enter her baking challenge – it is lots of fun and can be enjoyed by those with or without a blog, as you can enter via email!



Heidi-Mari said...

Oh Kelly, WOW!!
I love the one you made for you mother with the crystals on top. Like the yummy surprise idea, inside too! Rebekah looks so big, and her hair is so long!
Thank you so much for entering my Fortnightly Baking Fun Challenge!
Have a blessed weekend

Kelly-Anne said...

Its a great pleasure entering your challenge each fortnight - it is so much fun and I hope you carry on with it for a long time! Love you lots, Kelly-Anne

Melissa said...

Yum that looks so yummy!