Another one bites the dust…
When you work in a huge company, there seems to be a new person leaving every week! Another card signed and another handful of change thrown in the kitty.
This time I thought the occasion deserved cake!
Simple vanilla cupcakes are ideal for sharing and always go down well!
What you’ll need for 12 cupcakes:
Preheated oven @ 170C (fan)
For the cakes:
110g Soft Margarine
110g Self-Raising Flour
110g Caster Sugar
1 tsp Baking Powder
For the Icing:
500g Icing Sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence
Decorations/Sprinkles etc as you choose
I got some new bowls in the sale at Habitat which are perfect for baking.
Before dividing out the mixture and slotting in the oven for approximately 25 minutes.
While the cakes cool it’s time to make the buttercream icing.
Measure out the butter, and the icing sugar
And then add the vanilla essence, food colouring and as much milk as required, making sure that it is not too runny.
Unfortunately I made these cakes in 30C degree heat so my icing left a lot to be desired! I started with the piping bag but gave up when the shape wouldn’t hold! It’s more about taste anyway! Saying that I used as many decorations as possible to draw the eye away from my sloppy icing effort!