Monday, 4 July 2011

Cupcakes and us!

Tried baking some cupcakes with sis the other day too! Made 9 of them but took us nearly a week to finish's so much fun making them but so hard to finish them off with just the two of us...
Wanted to bake the cupcakes using different cake bases but due to the lack of mouths, just ended up baking 3 or 4 different ones with a lil variation only to the butter cake batter namely: plain butter muffins, choc chips muffins, raisin muffins and a mix of choc chips and raisin (sis' idea) LOL

Since it was a last minute kinda thing, the decorations are done only using fork n spoon, hence the pretty plain looking cupcakes :) Used butter cream with flavours as follow: chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and some pink ones too!

Recipe for basic cake:
150g self raising flour
150g butter
150g castor sugar
3 medium eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence

1. Preheat oven to 180-190 deg Celsius.
2. Beat sugar and butter till light and fluffy. Slowly add in beaten eggs lil by lil till it is all incorporated and fold in the flour bit by bit as well
3. Add in vanilla essence. Stir in raisin and/or choc chips and/or other flavourings as deemed necessary. Or, u can just drop them off the top of the basic vanilla butter cake like me...hahaha
PS: using paper cups for the cupcakes would be easier if you're planning to decorate them :)

Recipe for the butter cream used:

180g softened butter
350g icing sugar
3 drops of vanilla essence (more like a dash actually)
Note: Flavouring like coffee, cocoa or colourings are added later

1. Just beat everything together till nice and smooth.
2. In a different bowl, either use coffee essence OR chocolate essence OR simply melt some coffee powder with very lil boiling water OR cocoa powder with very lil boiling water and then plop some of the cream mixture in and stir/fold in till smooth and even. Same thing for liquid flavouring or colouring: Just a few drop of flavouring/colouring and a plop of the plain cream.

So, I'm sharing some of our work using just spoon and fork. heh..not very nicely done but still...we make do...blerk!


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  2. I prefer without the icing.



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