Friday, 28 October 2011

cupcake anyone?

I don't know if many people know this about me, but i adore baking. There is nothing i love more than baking on a Sunday. Cakes, cookies, scones, pies, if its a dessert, i make it :)

Seen as though I'm getting really into Halloween this year- partially due to the party we're having tomorrow, i just had to make Halloween themed cupcakes, because I'm a geek like that.
Firstly i made the basic cupcakes using 4oz of butter/margarine, 4oz sugar, 4oz self raising flour and 2 medium sized free range eggs. I just spelt flour like flower.... I'm so ditsy. These were then put into 12 Halloween cake cases and into the oven for 15 minutes at 180 degrees. But we all know how to make basic cakes don't we?

Once cooled i began to make my icing! I decided butter icing was the one, and as the name suggested, all you have to mix is butter/margarine and icing sugar. I don't use any specific measurements for this, because it just ends up different every time. Once mixed together, i then added food colouring- I didn't use anything fancy, just ASDA's own brand. I then went in with a plastic icer, i do not get on with the bag icers, i wish i did, but i don't. This specific plastic one was from 'Lakeland' and comes with a range of nozzles for different things. I scooped the icing into the tube, and applied around the cakes... 


As the finishing touch, also from Lakeland, we bought a Halloween cake stand make from card. It comes flat pack, which you then have to build up to 3D. For saying its only a cake stand, it was pretty confusing, but i mastered it in the end, cos I'm ace. After i decided they needed chocolate sprinkles.. just because everything in life needs abit of chocolate.

1 comment:

  1. OMG those cakes look seriously cute on that cake stand! x