Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Heidi’s Fortnightly Fun Baking Challenge – Princess Cupcakes by Beth

My younger sister, Beth, age seven and I made ‘Princess Cupcakes’ this afternoon. She also wanted to enter Heidi’s baking challenge and I suggested she make cupcakes using a recipe from her beautiful book: ‘Cupcakes for Princesses’ which she got for Christmas last year. I’m entering on her behalf as I am going to make my own cupcakes tomorrow!

Vanilla Topped Cupcakes
Makes 12 large or 24 small cupcakes

For the cupcakes
100g butter, softened
100g castor sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
100g self raising flour, sifted
1 tbsp rice milk

For the topping
175g butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
280g icing sugar
Pink food colouring, optional
Pink glitter or rainbow sugar crystals to decorate, optional

Turn on the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Put 12/24 paper cupcake cases in a muffin tin or put 12/24 double-layer paper cases on a baking tray.

Put the butter and sugar into a mixing bowl and beat together until light and fluffy. 

Gradually beat in the eggs.  

Sift in the flour and, using a metal spoon, fold into the mixture with the milk. 

Spoon the mixture into paper cases.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch.  Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 5 minutes in the tin, then move to a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the icing, put the butter and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl and beat until pale and soft.

Gradually sift the icing sugar, beating well after each addition.

Spoon the icing into a piping bag and squeeze swirls onto the top of each cupcake.

Finish with some sprinkles of glitter!

There you are! Beautiful cupcakes fit for a princess!

Please hop over to Heidi’s blog and see if you can take part in her Fortnightly Baking Fun Challenge – Cupcakes!



Kelly-Anne said...

Well done my little sister!! I had such fun making these with you today! I must say, they look and taste delicious! Love you, Kelly-Anne xxxxx

Heidi-Mari said...

WOW Beth!!
What stunning cupcakes! They really fit a princess, and it looks like you really enjoyed the time with your big sister. It must be really nice to have such a lovely big sister.
Thank you so much for entering my baking fun challenge!

Kelly, it is so nice to do this with your little sister! It’s such a special time. I enjoy working with Danika in the kitchen too.
I can’t wait to see your cupcakes.
Have a blessed day my friend.
Lots of love

Gabi said...

Well done Kelly-Anne!
You and Heidi are soo lucky to have younger sisters!!!
My sister is 23 and married.....
Lots o' love,

Ali Holmes said...

Yummy! Those look really good! :D


Melissa said...

Wow you guys that looks great and looks yummy!

Kelly-Anne said...

Heidi: Thank you my dear friend! You really are a lovely big sister to your siblings and a beautiful friend to me! Love you lots, Kelly-Anne

Kelly-Anne said...

Dear Gabi, thank you for stopping by and leaving me some love! Thank you, you have made me realise just how blessed I am! Love, Kelly-Anne

Thanks Ali...I must admit they were yummy:D

Thank you Mel, your cupcakes look pretty good too! Love to you all, Kelly-Anne