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Erin’s Baby Shower

Occasion: Erin Tremewen’s high tea baby shower

Recipe: red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing

Decoration: coloured icing, edible glitter and white buttons

 

Erin & Paul welcomed Richmond Bob Tremewen on Christmas Eve

Rainbow Cupcakes



For Briar’s birthday I wanted to make her something bright and vibrant – so rainbow cupcakes seemed like the perfect idea! I’ve seen this style of icing before in my google image searches for cupcake decoration ideas so now was the best excuse to try it out.

I made my standard vanilla cupcake recipe and dyed the mixiture and icing so that when you took a bite it was coloured pink-purple-blue-green-yellow!

cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 190g butter, softened
  • 2 T vanilla essence
  • 1 C caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ C plain flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ C milk

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 190°C
  2. Cream butter, vanilla and sugar until light and fluffy
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition
  4. Sift flour and baking powder together
  5. Fold into creamed mixture
  6. Stir in milk
  7. Divide mixture into thirds and colour as desired
  8. Spoon mixture evenly into the prepared mini cupcake pan that has been lined with paper cases
  9. When spooing the mixture in, evenly place in the colours as desired then gently swurl with a toothpick so the mixture marbles when baked
  10. Bake for 15 mins or until cakes spring back when lightly touched
  11. Transfer to a wire tack to cool down before decorating

 

butter icing

Ingredients

  • 100gbutter
  • 2 T vanilla essence
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 T hot water
  • ½ tsp food colouring
  • 2 C icing sugar, sifted

 

Beat all of the above ingredients together until smooth. Divide into thirds and colour each batch as desired, this website details how to get the different colours to blend when you pipe the icing on the top

http://www.bigredkitchen.com/2009/05/rainbow-cupcakes.html

It was actually REALLY easy to do! All you have to do is spoon different colours into the piping bag and it just mixes itself!

I sprinkled yellow and green edible glitter on the top when done just to give them a bit more pazaaz!

They were delicious!

Maree’s Mini Vanilla Cupcakes

Maree came down from Sydney and we caught up with her to celebrate her birthday at Madame Brussels (p.s. those jugs of espresso martini’s will keep you awake ALL night – seriously, I couldn’t sleep till 4am!!).

Athina and I decided to give her mini cupcakes so I went around to her house during the day – packed with my piping sets and sprinkles!! And Briar helped us bake and decorate too.

The great thing that I have found with having this website is that I have my recipes on hand wherever I go. We used the basic cupcake recipe from the Edmond’s cookbook that I used when I baked with my nephew’s.

mini vanilla cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 125g butter, softened
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • ½ C caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 C plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ C milk

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 190°C
  2. Cream butter, vanilla and sugar until light and fluffy
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition
  4. Sift flour and baking powder together
  5. Fold into creamed mixture
  6. Stir in milk
  7. Spoon mixture evenly into the prepared mini cupcake pan that has been lined with paper cases
  8. Bake for 8 mins or until cakes spring back when lightly touched (note: bake for 15 mins for standard cupcakes)
  9. Transfer to a wire tack to cool down before decorating

While we were baking we decided to make them EXTRA vanillery (is that a word?.. is now) so we used more like a tablespoon (if not more) of vanilla essence.

butter icing

Ingredients

  • 1 T butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • ½ tsp food colouring
  • ½ C icing sugar, sifted

 

Beat all of the above ingredients together until smooth. Like the cupcake batter, we decided to put a good splash more of the vanilla essence into the icing too. I was a little nervous that they were going too much with all the vanilla we put in - but it worked and they tasted SO good.

Because we used pink and yellow mini cupcake paper cases, we dyed the icing pink and yellow too. We swirled the icing on top and sprinkled silver balls over the top (I think more bounced off and went all over the floor haha).

We popped them in a gift box and ta da! Mini vanilla cupcakes

 

xx