It’s my children’s school cake sale today – make any cakes you want – donate them and they spend the proceeds in the school. Sounds easy……..
I usually make what I call a standard cupcake – iced with butter icing (or frosting to some), and made to look a bit pretty.
This time – after looking at The Whoot and Glorious Treats they had these fantastic Hydrangea looking cupcakes (see below – these are theirs – not mine) – so I thought – hey – why not give those a go!
Kitchenaid at the ready, I made my basic cupcake mix – a one bowl mix as I can’t be bothered with creaming etc!
225g self raising flour
225g sugar (ideally caster – but granulated fine)
225g stork margarine
4 eggs (from the chickens in the garden- so large to extra large)
1 teaspoon baking powder
milk until the mixture is a a bit runny – approximately 50 mL
For the icing – a spoon of butter, loads of icing sugar, lemon juice and milk until it looks right (sorry – not very helpful at all!). The I used these colours – you only need a tiny amount – the end of a skewer or each – and then I didn’t fully mix it all together to get the right effect.
In hindsight – I think I over mixed my colours and the icing was a little runny…. but they still tasted delicious!
I hope they sell today!