Friday, 25 June 2010

Start again!

After last weekend's disaster I decided to go back to the start, back to where it all the classic vanilla cupcakes from Hummingbird Bakery cookbook. Ok, so not very exciting, but I needed to go back to a trusty recipe (especially in preparation for some other cupcakes I will be making soon!).

As usual, the recipe didn't let me down, here they are fresh out of the oven.

Time for frosting (I chose buttercream). I've seen some amazing frosting recently, making me very jealous, and again I am determined I will get better. Here are some of the results:

Definately not perfect but perhaps a small improvement. I reallly should fill up the cupcake cases a little more to prevent the paper coming away from the cupcake. Generally i'm happy though :)

I'm currently scoffing away on one while watching Glastonbury and wow they taste yummy!

P.s. they weren't quite meant to go as purple as they did, I got ahead of myself with the new colouring pastes I bought!


  1. As long as they taste yummy then that's what counts! yeah you have to be careful with gel only need the teeny tiniest amount to tint the frosting.

  2. Love the purple. The hummingbird bakery cookbook is a firm favourite.

  3. Ooh glad they were yummy :) plain vanilla cupackes are always a winner hehe :)

  4. Always good to get back to basics :) - yummy!