Citrus Flavours

Citrus Flavours
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This blog has been designed to enlighten the world to sweet and savoury cusine. Personally, my favourite ingredient in cooking is citrus fruits, particually lemons, so I will try to inspire your inner chef to share the interesting flavour of lemons in the most indulgent cupcakes, muffins, cakes, slices, cookies and of course savoury dishes. My collection of recipes can be applied to any situation; formal or informal, in any case they are delicious and will interest your guests! Enjoy preparing and sharing the following recipes for what will be a memorable gathering with friends and family for any occassion.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Pink Butterfly Cupcakes

Recipe and Images by Yasmin

I made these cupcakes for a baby girl's christening and it turned out to be a wonderful success; everyone loved them! It is just a basic vanilla cupcake recipe with piped butter icing (pink and white) with butterfly sprinkles on top - a very simple idea but a beautiful result. Enjoy!

For Cupcakes:

  • 2 tblsp butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla flavouring
  • 2 eggs
For Butter Icing:
  • 125g butter
  • 1 1/3 cup icing sugar
  • 1-2 tblsp milk
  • pink food colouring
For cupcakes, beat all ingredients together until smooth in a large bowl. Spoon mixture into a cupcake tray with patty pan cases. Cook in moderated oven for 10-13 minutes. Remove, and place on wire racks to cool.

For butter icing, beat butter until smooth and fluffy. Add icing sugar and milk and beat until combined and smooth. Divide icing into two bowls. In one of the bowls add pink food colouring and beat until thoroughly mixed. Prepare two piping bags (or two zip lock bags with the tips cut off). Place the pink icing in one bag and the white icing in another bag. Pipe swirls (as seen in the picture) onto the cupcakes. Decorate with butterfly sprinkles. 

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