Icing (that works for me!)

26 July, 2011

Icing that actually worked for me! Hopefully, not a once off occasion!

90g butter
1/4 tsp orange essence
1 cup icing sugar
1 tbsp milk
yellow, pink or orange food colouring

Beat butter and essence in a small bowl with an electric beater until light and fluffy. Beat in sifted icing sugar and milk in 2 batches. Beat in a little of the desired food colouring.

Fairy Cupcakes

21 July, 2011

110 g caster sugar   
110g butter/marg/spread
2 eggs, lightly beaten
110g self raising flour
1 tsp vanilla bean extract ( I just used vanilla extract)
25g icing mixture



  • Preheat oven to 190°C. Line a 12-hole muffin tray with paper cases.
  • Combine sugar, spread, eggs, flour, a pinch of salt and vanilla into a large mixing bowl. Beat with electric beaters for 1 minute, or until thick and well combined. Spoon into prepared muffin tray.
  • Bake for 18 - 20 minutes or until risen and firm. Remove cup cakes from tray and transfer to a cake rack to cool completely.

  • Mix the icing sugar with a little water and food colouring of choice to make a smooth icing. Spread onto cakes. 

I cannot make icing to save my life - just ice them how you want to ice them!

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