Have you noticed its staying lighter now for longer. I’m feeling it most when I pick up the children in the afternoon, the sunshine we’ve had for the past couple of days is helping too. Yesterday, when we got home, it felt like such a lovely day, that after our walk home from school we all baked together. Some cupcakes that would be perfect for the upcoming Mothers day I think. We choose toppings with a little nod to love to decorate them with.
Freeze-dried raspberries, mini rolos and mini jammy dodgers were our love decorations of choice. They looked great, I think and a very simple way to decorated the cupcakes.
We displayed them on a really sweet Royal Albert – Cheeky Pink (£50) three-tier cake stand. I love the vintage mix of polka dots, scrolls and rose buds in the design. It’s made from bone china with a 22 carat gold edge. I was so delighted when Royal Albert sent me the cake stand, as unfortunately the one I did have, was accidentally broken recently. I had been too upset to replace it, as my Grandma had given it to me before she passed away.
The simple Mothers day cupcakes were perfect to enjoy with a cuppa! The cup and saucer is also from Royal Albert, its part of the 100 years of Royal Albert 1950 festival range. Tea really does taste better in a china cup and saucer, don’t you think?
To make Mummy’s ‘I Love You’ Cupcakes – this make 12 cupcakes.
180g – 6oz room temperature butter
180g – 6oz caster sugar
180g – 6oz plain flour
1 heaped teaspoon of baking powder
3-4 tablespoons of milk
2 large eggs
150g – 5 oz softened butter – must be at room temp
300g – 10oz icing sugar
1 tablespoon of warm (not hot) milk
Toppings of choice.
- Preheat oven 180 and prepare cupcake case into a bun tin.
- All of the cupcake ingredients should them go into a mixer to combine. Make sure the dry ingredients have been sifted.
- Once combined divide the mixture up between the 12 cases.
- Bake for around 20 mins .
- Once you take them out of the oven, make sure they are cool before you ice them.
- The butter should be added to the mixer them, just soften it for a short time.
- Add the icing sugar,and beat again. You could add flavouring or colouring at this stage too.
- I used a disposable piping bag and a nozzle that I picked up really cheaply to apply the icing.
- Add any other decorations.
I was sent both the cup and saucer and the cake stand by Royal Albert, if you make the cupcakes, let me know what you think.