I’m not going to say that these were a disaster because they tasted unreal-BUT I did manage to find myself without my piping bags and my favourite nozzles! I had to make do with freezer bags 😦
The Cupcake batter:
2 and 3/4 cups of flour
1/2 a cup of self raising flour
1 Tablespoon of baking powder
1 Teaspoon of Salt
8 ounces of unsalted butter
2 and 1/4 cups of sugar
3 large eggs and 1 egg white
1 cup of milk
1 and 1/2 tablespoons of vanilla extract (vanilla essence will also do)
Sieve all dry ingredients together, then add butter and whisk to a pastry like texture, then slowly add in the wet ingredients until there are no lumps and the mixture is thick and creamy. Then bake in oven at 180˚ until they are golden on top, time depends on how much batter is used in each cupcake!
60g of unsalted butter
50g of icing sugar
a dash of vanilla extract
blend together and pipe onto the cupcakes once they’ve cooled.
Sprinkle with chocolate strands that look like vanilla!