Kitchen Creations

Baby Shower Cupcakes

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This was my first attempt at detailed decorating and also using the cardboard cupcake cases – and what a success they were! I made these for my first grandbaby’s baby shower, that had a colour theme of Pink and Blue. I was very pleased with how they turned out, and the compliments flowed.

The Pink Cases were vanilla cupcakes, the Blue vanilla & white choc chip.

This recipe is very versatile and even when iced can be frozen for later use.

The recipe:

Vanilla Cupcake

1 1/2 cups SR Flour
2/3 cup caster sugar
125g Butter, softened
3 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

  1. Sift dry ingredients into bowl of an electric mixer.
  2. Add butter, eggs, milk and essence.
  3. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes or until mixture is smooth and lighter in colour.
  4. Place 1 1/2 tablespoons of mixture into cases.
  5. Bake in moderate oven for about 20 minutes.

I used butter icing:
2 1/2 cups icing sugar
175g butter, softened
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  1. Sift Icing sugar into a bowl.
  2. Add softened butter
  3. Mix together using electric mixer, then add water and vanilla.
  4. Mix till well combined, and pale, soft and fluffy.
  5. Colour as desired.
  6. Place mixture inside piping bag with desired nozzle.
  7. Enjoy decorating the cupcakes with your desired pattern.*

* I played around till I was happy with the different textures, and then added the decorations as pictured.


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