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13 February 2015

Valentine's Cupcakes


So Valentine's Day is approaching so Mia and I decided that we would bake some little valentine's cupcakes. This was the first time Mia has got stuck in and helped me bake and she loved every minute of it! I have used a really simple recipe and there are so many ways that your toddler can get involved.




As you can see, I prepared all if the ingredients and weighted them all out into bowls before getting Mia involved, just to save on a little extra mess.

Ingredients:
Cupcakes:
115g Caster Sugar
115g Self Raising Flour
115g Margarine 
2 Eggs
140g Butter
Butter Cream Icing:
140g Butter
280g Icing Sugar
Teaspoon Vanilla Flavouring
Drop of Red Food Colouring (best not to let toddlers near this!)

What to do:

1. First of all pre heat the oven to 160℃. Then I got Mia to help me lay out cupcake cases in each of the holes on a cupcake tray. Yes this can end up taking quite a while! :)



2. Mia poured each of the bowls of ingredients for the cupcakes into a mixing bowl and mixed them together until smooth and lump free. She couldn't really stir it but she spent ages trying and was really enjoying herself.


3. Once the mixture is blended together and smooth, using a teaspoon, spoon the mixture into the individual cupcake cases. Place them into the oven for around 15-20 minutes until golden.


Mia got rather distracted at this point and kept trying to dip the spoon back in the cases we had just filled with mixture so that there was more to lick off. :)


4. While the cakes are cooking I mixed up the butter icing, mix the icing sugar, butter and vanilla flavouring, once it is blended you can had a tiny drop of the red food colouring, to turn the icing pink. A little goes a really long way with food colouring so make sure you completely mix it in before adding more.



5. Take the cupcakes out of the oven and leave them to cool until completely cold. Then Decorate them! :) We used the pink icing and some pink sprinkles. I am sure all the ones you love with love you even more for making these!



What special baking have you done this valentines? If you try these out I would love to see your results!

Thank you for reading!

Lots of Love
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