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Monday, 18 April 2011

Baby Shower Cupcakes for Gina

Gina's Baby Shower

For Gina's Baby Shower, I made Vanilla Cupcakes iced with chocolate buttercream.  These are very easy to make, and the result is a nice light, fluffy cake!

250ml cream
220g caster sugar
2 eggs
225g self raising flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

preheat oven to 180c and line your muffin tins with cupcake wrappers (makes about 18 cupcakes).

whick together cream, sugar and eggs until well combined.  Gradually add flour and beat until smooth, add vanilla. (you can ad whatever other flavour you prefer - e.g lemon zest, or orange zest instead of the vanilla).

spoon batter into the paper cases and bake for 20 minutes - the cakes will be a lovely golden colour.

to make the chocolate butter cream, melt 120g dark choc and allow to cool.  Beat 150g softened butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add 160g icing sugar and continue to beat, till you have a very light and fluffy mix, add a splash of vanilla and the cooled melted chocolate, and mic until well combined (and still light and fluffy of course!!). Put into a piping bag and ice the cooled cupcakes.

Gina had some very cool cupcake toppers, which made the cupcakes look a little bit fancy schmancy!!

and while we are here, how about some more baby shower pictures.....

Gina's Baby Shower

Gina's Baby Shower
on the left are some vegan chocolate truffles - I need to get the recipe for these because they were great!

Gina's Baby Shower

this guacamole was delicious!!

Gina's Baby Shower.
I ate too many of these crunchy felafel!

Gina's Baby Shower


Gina's Baby Shower

pretty sandwiches!!


  1. Thanks for the recipe for making these cupcakes.Your baby shower is nice and the decoration is perfect.
    Pooh Baby Shower