Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Simple Cupcake Recipe

1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup milk

Cream sugar and butter, beat in eggs, and stir in vanilla.
Combine the dry ingredients, and add to the above mixture.
Finally stir in the milk till batter is smooth.
Spoon into the muffin cups

Bake 20 to 30 mins in preheated oven.

Makes 12-16

Monday, October 12, 2009

Cupcake Party- ooh how creative!!

Have the kids gather around and explain to them that they can do whatever they want to the cupcakes after they bake it, on the terms that they are to exchange a few and also give a few to people they want to thank.

After that, bake the cakes together, and while it's cooking in the oven, they can start compiling a list of people they want to give and make small thank you notes for them.

After the cupcakes are cooled, then the decorating starts!!

(P.S the cupcakes above are the ones my kids made!! Beautiful!! )

Monday, October 5, 2009

Simple entertaining- Cupcake Party

Oh great!! It's the school holidays again...

Kids have been asking for fun activities, and i thought maybe getting together to make cupcakes should be fun and easy. However, from experience, there are a few things to do before the kids gather to make a mess.. :)

First, is to make the icing to store, and to get a variety of decorative items.

There are so many choices at the cake supplies shops now, that's it's quite mind boggling. But, to keep it simple, this will do:

M & Ms and colourful sprinkles or chocolate rice:

And also a variety of fruits....

Next, is the work area, to limit mess... Spread out baking paper, and make sure every kid has a piece of baking paper for them to work on. There should be enough working tools for everyone too.. at least a spatula and a spoon...