Thursday, 19 June 2014

Weekly Catch-Up...

Hey lovelies, so this week  has been okay so far, today wasn't as good but, surprisingly Monday was a really good day for me, how is your week going? I have been having lots of deep thoughts and just wanted to gather together some pictures that can inspire and motivate the deep thinkers out there:

Love you all

Monday, 9 June 2014

'No Ordinary Cupcakes' The Basics...

Hello beautiful people, how are you? Today I wanted to start a baking series called, 'No Ordinary Cupcakes', in this series I will be showing you how to make cupcakes, that are really easy but look very professional. However, before that I need to tell you about the basic equipment:
First you will need a baking tray, a mixer, a spatula, a cooling tray, an oven (would be quite handy), mixing bowls, wooden spoons, teaspoons, measuring scales and of course cupcake cases!
Then before you can get creative with decorating you need to know how to bake a plain cupcake, which is what I am going to show you now:

You will need...
4oz of caster sugar
4oz of butter
4oz of self-raising flour
2 eggs
1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla extract (better than vanilla essence)
1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees or gas mark 4, and put the cupcake cases into the baking tray

2. Then beat together the caster sugar and butter until extremely pale (this is the most important part because this makes the cupcakes light and fluffy)
3. Next add the vanilla and 2 eggs, then beat together
4. Add the self-raising flour, keep mixing until fully combined!
5. Use teaspoons to spoon the mixture in to the cases and then place in the oven for 12-15 minutes
6. Check if they are ready with a cocktail stick, then take them out when they are golden brown.

8. Place the cakes on to a cooling tray and leave for 5minutes to cool down!
There you have it, the basic cupcake, I'd love if you could leave me some suggestions on what I should decorate cupcakes with next time?