I used to make cakes and cupcakes for my friends and family, and I thought I would share these creations with you. I have been meaning to write blog posts about these for years now, and it’s about time I finally did it! Just looking at the data on these photos, I can’t believe I made these as long ago as 2009 – where has time gone??
I made these pink glitter cupcakes for a friend’s daughter’s 2nd birthday. I baked a batch of my vanilla cupcakes and added a swirl of pink buttercream, lots of edible glitter and heart shaped and ‘2’ royal icing runouts as toppers. You’ll find my tried and trusted cupcake and buttercream icing recipe below. I’ve got the size of the scoop of batter down to a fine art now, so can get 24 from this mixture. But you might find you only get 18. The same with the icing, sometimes I have some left over, sometimes I’m scraping the bottom of the mixing bowl! It all depends on how much you pipe onto the cupcakes.
To make the runouts which I used to decorate these cakes, you need a small batch of royal icing. You can buy royal icing sugar these days which takes the guess work out of how much egg white you need to make it, and you can make a small quantity too. At some point I’ll have to demonstrate how to make runouts, but they’re quite easy to do once you’ve mastered the technique. You can always buy ready made toppers from cake shops and online if you don’t want to make them yourself.
For the cupcakes[br]
For the buttercream icing
To make the buttercream
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