Saturday, January 30, 2010

VALENTINE'S DAY CUPCAKES


More Valentine's offerings, this time it is the turn of the cupcake, plus a cheeky little apron!

The cupcakes are a basic sponge mix of 125g each of butter, caster sugar, self raising flour, 1 tsp vanilla extract, two large eggs and a couple of tablespoons of milk added after the initial 'all in one' mixing of the ingredients. Twelve muffin cases are placed in a muffin tin and filled with the cake mixture. Bake at 200°C/Gas 6 for approximately 20 minutes.

As the cupcake tops need to be flat, if they peak, just cut some of the cake off. After cooling make up some royal icing to cover the tops, allow to set a little, and top with fondant shapes.

I decorated mine with red and white fondant icing, coloured sprinkles, gold disco dust and sugar roses. Let your imagination run wild to put the necessary Valentine's Day pizazz into them.


Thank you Victoria.

20 comments :

Kath said...

Those are lovely, very tempting indeed. I love the cake cases too. Intrigued as to what it says on that apron.

Margaret said...

Kath - if you click on the apron link it tells you what it says on the apron.

Bellini Valli said...

These little treatrs would be perfect to give to all our Valentines on the day.

WizzyTheStick said...

Such cute little cupcakes. I'll be baking a batch of these for sure!

Sophie said...

I love the text on the apron, Maggie!!

You look good with it!! Ooh, yes! hahahaha,...

Your cupcakes look reakky good,...mmmmmm!

Kath said...

Oh that is good, will have to get one of those. I wonder if they do one with Mr Ordinary Cook on it instead!

James B said...

Lovely romantic little cupcakes.

pigpigscorner said...

They are so cute! Love the apron!

Beth said...

I love the cupcakes- they are so cute. PS I got the apron too - hubby thought it was hilarious

The Caked Crusader said...

Gorgeous cupcakes - you use the same basic cupcake sponge mix as me! Never fails!

I see a new modelling career ahead of you......!

Anne said...

Loving the slogan on the apron!

Such pretty cupcakes too, I really like your cases with the unusual edging, where did you get them fron?

Margaret said...

Anne - here is the link to the cupcake cases http://www.pastrywiz.co.uk/shop/products/415-400.htm

LexEat! said...

I'm always so impressed (and a little bit envious, I admit) of your artistic cake decorating Margaret!

Nicisme said...

Cute cakes! Happy V day!

Heavenly Housewife said...

What darling cupcakes, and you look adorable in that apron daaaaaaahling!

Juliana said...

Oh! Everything is so cute! Love them all :-)

Lynn said...

Oh Margaret..I love your apron!!!

. said...

The cakes look so yummy and your apron's great!

Gloria said...

Margaret thi look absolutely fantastic! I love your apron!!! xoxox gloria

Wendy said...

What a fabulous find! I love the apron!

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