Birthday Cupcakes

Birthday Cupcakes

I called this birtday cupcakes as this is what my daughter had on her birthday rather than the traditional cake.  Some of the cakes now are being replaced by cupcakes even at weddings as its easy to bake and more convienient as you dont have to slice it per guest, these cupcakes are even arranged in a layered fashion to have that same impact as of their large counterparts.


Cupcake or fairy cake was first seen in a 1928 cookbook where each cake is individually baked in their own molds which is similar to cups of in some cases a real cup is used hence the name.

A very popular treat and basically you can see this everywhere, a lot of bakeries around the world offer this and even in supermarkets you can already buy this  individually wrapped.  Its a versatile cake where you can add flavours easily on the basic vanilla such as chocolate, orange, lemon.  In Philippines we even have some flavours that might sound weird to some people such as Yam, Corn and Cheese, but I will not surprised if there is a Wasabi flavour in Japan.  Some even make it fancy by adding toppings such as icing and even some add filling.

Now for this post we will have 3 recipes and 3 icing which you can mix and match which can give you 9 different variations.  You can also to pit up with different pick and mix candies such as M n’ M’s, Jelly Beans, Fruit Rascals and many more.


Basic Vanilla Cup Cake Recipe

Ingredients

150g Butter, Softened
150g Castor sugar
175g Self-raising flour
3 medium eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract

Method


  1. Pre-heat the oven at 180C.
  2. Place cup cake papers in cup cake pan.
  3. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Using an electric mix the ingredients for 2 minutes until you have an even consistency.
  5. Pour the mixture in the pan then bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Cool down then top with icing.

Basic Chocolate Cup Cake Recipe

Ingredients

150g Butter, Softened
150g Castor sugar
175g Self-raising flour
3 medium eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp cocoa powder

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven at 180C.
  2. Place cup cake papers in cup cake pan.
  3. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Using an electric mix the ingredients for 2 minutes until you have an even consistency.
  5. Pour the mixture in the pan then bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Cool down then top with icing.

Basic Orange Cup Cake Recipe

Ingredients

150g Butter, Softened
130g Castor sugar
175g Self-raising flour
3 small eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp orange juice powder
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp orange rind

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven at 180C.
  2. Place cup cake papers in cup cake pan.
  3. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Using an electric mix the ingredients for 2 minutes until you have an even consistency.
  5. Pour the mixture in the pan then bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Cool down then top with icing.

Now for the different Icings
Chocolate Butter Cream Icing

Ingredients

150g Butter, softened
250g Confectioners Sugar
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp  hot water

Method

  1. Using an electric mixer, thoroughly mix together the butter and sugar.
  2. Add cocoa powder and water. Mix until smooth and creamy.

Butter Cream Icing

Ingredients
150g Butter, softened
250g Confectioners Sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp  hot water

Method

  1. Using an electric mixer, thoroughly mix together the butter and sugar.
  2. Add vanilla and water. Mix until smooth and creamy.

Orange Cream Icing

Ingredients

150g Butter, softened
240g Confectioners Sugar
1 tbsp orange juice powder
2 tbsp  hot water

Method

  1. Using an electric mixer, thoroughly mix together the butter and sugar.
  2. Add vanilla and water. Mix until smooth and creamy.
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  1. jennimoore2 says:

    Those are fun! Another pretty and fun decoration idea for cupcakes is using sliced almonds, blueberries, and raspberries. If you pair it with chocolate drizzles and different icing patterns, you can get really creative and make each cupcake into its own design. I love cupcakes 🙂

  1. November 11, 2010

    […] that use mini cakes instead of the traditional one, In fact the my daughters last birthday they had cupcakes instead of the normal one..  Having said that it looks like its getting popular nowadays as its […]

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