Sunday, April 10, 2011
Jacks Blue Cupcakes
Jack was feeling pretty down today, so I asked him what we could do together to cheer him up. He suggested making cupcakes, and wanted them totally blue. I just brought a new Wilton tip as I really want to start to create better looking cupcakes and was itching to give it a go. I use the vanilla cupcake recipe from the Australian MasterChef series - its so simple and has never failed on me yet.
100 grams soft butter
185 grams sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
200 grams self raising flour
1/2 cup of milk
Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line muffin tins.
Beat butter, sugar and vanilla until pale. Add eggs, one at a time and beat until just combined. Add flour and milk in alternate batches and stir with a wooden spoon till just combined. Add any flavourings or colourings. Spoon into paper cases and bake for 15 - 20 minutes.
To make Jacks blue cakes, I added nearly 2 tablespoons of supermarket grade food colouring.
Lets just say they weren't really a hit with Jack, but Sam and I ate them - they tasted amazing!! I probably need more practice with the icing, but for a first try I thought I did pretty good.