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Cupcake Heaven


 
Recently, I've posted a number of pictures of cakes/ cookies that I have baked within my "week of instagram" posts, and quite a few of you have left comments asking if I'd ever do a baking/ decorating tutorial... so since I did so much baking this morning, and I have been the worlds worst blogger this week (I'm so sorry, I will make it up to you next week I promise!!), I have decided to share with you some of my really simple tips. Ask anyone who knows me, and they will tell you I am the least domesticated person you will ever come across, so if I can manage these, you definitely can too!

For the cupcakes themselves, I just baked plain vanilla, following a simple recipe of; 110g butter, 110g sugar, 110g flour and two eggs (makes a batch of 10-12 depending on size!)

Start by creaming the butter and sugar together until soft, and slowly add the eggs a little bit at a time, and stir with a wooden spoon until they are fully mixed in. Next fold in the flour a bit at a time until the mixture is smooth and has a dropping consistency. I know a lot of people prefer to use electric wisks, but I really do think you get the best results by mixing by hand, (plus if you're going to let a machine do everything you may as well just buy cupcakes and not bother making them in the first place!)

For Christmas, my mum got me this amazing plastic piping syringe which came with 20 different nozzles and piping heads, which makes decorating so much easier! Obviously, not all of you will have one of these to hand, but it's just as effective to make a piping bag yourself by rolling up a cone of grease proof paper, snipping off the end and piping through! I made simple butter cream icing by mixing 150g butter with 250g of icing sugar, before piping onto each cupcake. I then used a silver glitter spray to add a bit of sparkle before decorating with some sugar stars!
If you're not feeling this ambitious though, you could always decorate with "water icing" instead, which is much easier to do (especially if children are involved). To decorate cakes like the picture shown above (middle), then simply mix icing sugar with a small amount of water until you get the consistency you desire (be warned, a very small bit of water goes a very long way!), then simply spread over your cooled cupcakes and add some lovely sprinkles for decoration!

Let me know in the comments below what you think of these cupcakes... I will try my best to do a post every single day next week so feel free to request anything you want to see! As usual, I'd love it if you'd follow me on bloglovin' and don't forget to check out my twitter and instagram!


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  1. These look delicious! As for post suggestions, I'd love to see a what's in my bag style post :)

    Ellie xx | http://theleobeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. aww thankyou! ooh good idea thankyou for the suggestion! xx

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  2. Those look sooo good! I love baking (:
    nostalgicteens.blogspot.com

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  3. Thanks for the comment on my blog!
    Might have to give these a try! Those cupcakes look amazing, and that kitchen looks stunning :)

    http://putthekettleonblog.wordpress.com/

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    1. you're welcome lovely! aww thankyou! xx

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  4. They look delicious!! and your kitchen looks amazing :)) makes me want to get my apron on ;)
    xx

    www.lifeinthefashionlanee.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thanks lovely! aww thankyou its such a great kitchen to bake in... it was in such a state after all my decorating though! xx

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  5. They look so cute! Makes me crave for cupcakes now! Love baking xx

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  6. They make me so hungry!!
    littlebeautybloge.blogspot.com
    Elizabeth x

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    1. me too, i baked them for a party and i wish id left some for myself haha! xx

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  7. Oh my gosh, they look delish! Thanks for all the comments on my blog hun x

    http://sophiarosed.blogspot.co.nz/

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  8. This looks really like cupcake heaven! You did an amazing job here! Like it! Thank you Amy! :-)

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  9. Thanx for the comment on my blog :)

    These look lovely, especially the rainbow coloured cases!
    Xx

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  10. wow, this is cupcake heaven!! It's so hard to find a good cupcake in Japan.. I miss the ones in America! These look so pretty, too!
    www.lettersimpromptu.blogspot.com

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    1. aww japan have the best green tea kit kats though! xx

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  11. Hello! I've nominated you for the sunshine award :) http://amydollll.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/sunshine-award.html xxx

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  12. They just look too good to eat! :) but at the same time I want to eat them all hehe.
    Karen
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    mademoisellekarenanne.blogspot.se

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  13. Those cupcakes look amazing. Totally agree that you get better results by hand. Thanks for my comment. Love your blog. :)

    Lisa xo | lisaandfox.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thankyou! thats very kind, and youre more than welcome xx

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  14. OMG I can stay at this place for a day or more. Seriously, I love cupcakes so much! xx

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    1. haha be my guest! i love having people to bake for xx

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  15. I absolutely love baking and your cupcakes look so scrummy :')
    please have a look at the cupcakes I made... http://amsiegramham.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/cupcakes.html
    thankyou xx

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    1. can you follow me on twitter @amsie_gramham and i'll follow back :) xx

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    2. sure ill follow you now xx

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  16. These look fab! I definitely will be trying these!!

    Rahul

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  17. These are so cute! :) I need to make some cakes again soon!

    The Oxford Owl

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  18. The cupcakes looks soo good!! I wish I knew how to make pretty cupcakes like these!

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    1. aww thankyou! they are much easier than they look! xx

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  19. They look amazing! Cupcakes are my favourite <3

    xxcharlou.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. You make such good looking scrumptious cupcakes! I would love if you could do a post with the recipe to your icing... that is definitely what needs work on my side!

    http://olivia-savannah.blogspot.nl/2014/04/liebster-blog-award-part-2.html?showComment=1396690287333

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    1. aww i will do thankyou for the suggestion! xx

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  21. Just beautiful! My cupcakes never look that gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  22. These cupcakes look so inspiring! You are so good with decorating!

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