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    cup cakes!!!
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    • 23rd Jun 06, 9:46 AM
    cup cakes!!! 23rd Jun 06 at 9:46 AM
    I have volunteered to make my friend's wedding cake in a fortnight, for which she has asked for lemon and chocolate flavoured cupcakes (that's separately, not lemon-and-chocolate, iyswim)

    I can find loads of recipes on the internet but thought i would see if anyone had a tried and tested, fail-safe yummy recipe, particularly for the chocolate ones as i always find it hard to find a really chocolately recipe.

    Obviously they have to look pretty too, I normally make my icing by adding a little water to some icing sugar - most times the mix is too runny and it goes everywhere. For the wedding i thought i would try the american style frostings, which i think give you a bit more artistic licence, and cover up more mistakes! Again I've found loads of recipes on the internet, but not sure what to go for. some of them require egg whites too and I'd rather avoid those in case any of the guests are pregnant.

    any cupcake angels out there?
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  • nunnygirl
    They look fantastic!! Hope your little girl loves them!
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  • trigger2
    well done you, they look lovely


    • Sweetpeanut
    • By Sweetpeanut 7th Feb 09, 3:16 PM
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    mmmmmmm, they look gorgeous, well-done you xx
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    • queen vi
    • By queen vi 7th Feb 09, 3:20 PM
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    queen vi
    fantatic look lovely well done
  • Happyroly
    They look scrummy and I am sure they taste great too!
  • deborah64
    They look fab,
    well done
    • WartimeScrapingofMarmite
    • By WartimeScrapingofMarmite 7th Feb 09, 4:09 PM
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    They look gorgeous - can I ask what you iced them with?

    They look like some very expensive cupcakes I bought in a patisserie in London a while back!
    Last edited by WartimeScrapingofMarmite; 07-02-2009 at 5:34 PM.
  • shelley1977
    they look great
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    • narabanekeater
    • By narabanekeater 7th Feb 09, 5:18 PM
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    Owens how did you do the icing please?
    (in easy steps if you can LOL)
    • OrkneyStar
    • By OrkneyStar 7th Feb 09, 5:46 PM
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    They look great, well done!
    • Bella79
    • By Bella79 7th Feb 09, 5:46 PM
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    right its buttercream topping
    1 block unsalted butter sotened in a bowl
    add 2 cups of icing sugar 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and mix with a hand blender untilll light and fluffy
    keep adding icing sugar and beating untill its quite firm in the bowl and holds its shape
    then add a little bit of food colouring and beat

    this makes enough to ice 24 muffin size cupcakes
    • thriftlady
    • By thriftlady 7th Feb 09, 6:04 PM
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    They look so pretty Owens. I love buttercream. They'd make great Valentine cakes if you put heart-shaped sweeties on top
    • Paulie'sGirl
    • By Paulie'sGirl 7th Feb 09, 6:10 PM
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    They look so pretty Owens. I love buttercream. They'd make great Valentine cakes if you put heart-shaped sweeties on top
    Originally posted by thriftlady
    Oh wow - what a great idea! I'll go hunting for a cupcake recipe now.

    Thanks Thriftlady.

    Those look amazing BTW... Well done Owens3116

    • loopy linda
    • By loopy linda 7th Feb 09, 6:11 PM
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    loopy linda
    well done they look yummy feeling really hungry now
  • jodie114
    ohh yum, how would you do chocolate buttercream? could you just add cocoa powder or would you need to add extra liquid?

    • thriftlady
    • By thriftlady 7th Feb 09, 6:21 PM
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    ohh yum, how would you do chocolate buttercream? could you just add cocoa powder or would you need to add extra liquid?

    Originally posted by jodie114
    When I do chocolate buttercream I just sub 1 tbsp of icing sugar for 1 of cocoa

    When I do plain buttercream I use lemon juice rather than milk.
  • bumblebeebaby
    gona try a batch of these i think, but when people refer to cups for quantities...dont cups come in varying sizes, do you use tea cups? thanks
    • TashaC
    • By TashaC 29th Mar 09, 7:54 AM
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    Gourmet Cupcakes?
    Hi, have been lurking around for ages now... finally plucked up the courage to post! I've been baking loads at the moment, and now really want to create my own recipes cupcake recipes! Can anybody give me some tips? Are there certain ratios I need to keep to with wet and dry ingredient? Really in need of some help! Thanks in advance!!
  • Gangstabird
    Are we talking muffins here or fairy cakes. I always get confused with this as in the US muffins are cupcakes??

    Muffins are made with veg oil rather than butter/marg. It makes them moist. Also with muffins you don't thoroughly mix the ingredients, you sort of just move a metal spoon around a bit.

    I have a lovely cupcake/muffin book if you would like some recipes.

    For every 14oz/400g of flour you need 8fl oz sunflower oil and 2 eggs and 7oz/200g sugar. Start from here and you can't go wrong, you could add carrot, apple, courgette (yes really) coconut, nuts, any chopped fruit.
    Last edited by Gangstabird; 29-03-2009 at 8:10 AM.
  • Buddingblonde
    How long in the oven and at what temp please?
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