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Friday, March 27, 2009

Renee's 7th Birthday - Princess Cupcakes


















Knowing Renee's friends loved cake and a birthday party without cake will not be the same, so, there was cake - Cupcakes for the Princesses. The cupcakes were vanilla flavored with cream cheese frosting.

Ingredients:

Cupcakes:

5 oz (150g)Butter - softened
5 oz (150g)fine granulated sugar
6 oz (175g)self-raising flour
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
Cream Cheese Frosting:
12 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method:
Cupcakes:

Pre-heat the oven to 350F (180C).

Line a 12 cup muffin pan, with cup cake cases.

Crack the eggs into a cup and beat lightly with a fork.

Place all the ingredients in a large bowl.

Beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes, until light and creamy.

Divide the mixture evenly between the cake cases.

Bake for 18-20 minutes until risen and firm to touch.

Allow to cool for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.

Allow to cool fully before frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting:

Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, and beat at low speed until sugar is incorporated.
Increase speed to medium high and beat until frosting is light and whipped, about 3 to 4 minutes.
Pipe the frosting on to the cupcakes.

Serves

10 comments:

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Hi Lily,
Such lovely rose icing! I wish I can do that! BTW, can you share which piping tip did you use? Maybe send me a picture of the tip?

just_bee@eudoramail.com
Thanks a million!
HBS

Yan said...

your family are blessed with your culinary and baking talent. i envy them too.

cheerios
yan

Mary said...

Your piped roses are absolutely beautiful.

Hungry Gal said...

these look so delicious... ah to be 7 again (for me - a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips)

lilyng said...

honey bee sweets

the piping tip is wilton star 2D

Big Boys Oven said...

OMG! you piping looks gorgeously beautiful! I like the layering effect!

Loretta said...

Aunty Lily, You are just incredible and artistic!!!

Cookie said...

Hi Aunty Lily,
May I ask on the piping, do you swirl from the centre to outside?

It is so pretty and I would like to try it too.

Cheers
Cookie

Think Thin Thoughts said...

How do you pipe the frosting that way? What is the technique?
Thanks for advice in advance?

lilyng said...

Think thin thoughts

use a star nozzle. start from the center and swirl around it.

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