Christmas Baking // Cupcakes // Holidays With Hannah

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I am in no way an expert baker...to be honest I'm not great at it but I do love it and always give it a go around the Christmas season. This year I decided to make vanilla cupcakes.


Ingredients:

-100g Self Raising Flour
-100g Caster Sugar
-100g Butter (Recommend Stork)
-2 Large Eggs
-A Teaspoon Of Vanilla Extract
-A Heaped Teaspoon Of Baking Powder
-Food Colouring (Optional)
-Sprinkles (I used some snowman ones from Morrisons)
-Icing Sugar

Utensils:
-Mixing Bowl
-Spoons
-Scales
-Sift
-Muffin Tray
-Cupcake Cases

Method:
-Preheat your oven to 180°c.
-Then prepare everything ready to go. Line your muffin tray with the paper cases and set that to the side. Then measure out all your ingredients.
-Get your mixing bowl and sift in the 100g of flour and caster sugar. I like to mix these together first and make sure it's really fine.
-Then put the 100g of butter in and start to gentle mix that so it's distributed. Crack in the two eggs, add a teaspoon of vanilla extract, a heaped teaspoon of baking powder and if you fancy add some food colouring.
-Mix it together well until it becomes a smooth consistency.
-Fill the cupcake cases with the mixture so they are about 1/3 to half way full.
-Place them in the oven to bake for 12-15 mins just until they are sponge-y to the touch.
-When the cakes are finished take them out and place them on a cooling tray for around 10 mins. While they're cooling prepare your icing sugar.
-You will need to sift the 100g of icing sugar into a mixing bowl. Add a tablespoon of warm water and mix, keep adding small amounts of water until you get the right consistency.
-Get your icing and place it into a piping bag and once the cupcake are cool start to pipe it onto the cakes.
-Then sprinkle or add the decoration's you like.

I actually added blue food colouring to my cupcake mixture but they look more green in this photo: 

And you are done!

I would love to know what you are getting up to this Christmas, if you've made these yourself, excited to share present, makeup or decoration ideas or anything Christmassy! Message me on Twitter or Instagram or use the hashtag #HolidaysWithHannah.


Thanks for reading!

Hannah Marie x


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