Cupcake recipe

We held a Great Pink Bake Off cake sale at work in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer. I decided to make old fashioned fairy cakes to donate to the cause & I spent a fun afternoon decorating the fairy cakes with my niece & nephew.

Cupcake recipe

Here’s the recipe if you want to recreate the fun & deliciousness at home.

Cupcake recipe


  • 115g/4oz butter
  • 100g/3.5oz golden caster sugar
  • 115g/4oz self-rising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 drops vanilla extract

      For decorating:

  • 150g icing sugar
  • warm water
  • 1 drop of vanilla extract
  • 2-3 drops of pink colouring (optional)
  • 100s & 1000s and soft silver balls as desired


  1. Preheat the oven to 180oC and line a 12 hole cupcake tin with 12 cake cases. If making heart shaped cakes, grease the heart shaped silicon mould using oil spray.
  2. Cream together the caster sugar and the butter until it forms a light and fluffy consistency
  3. Add the egg gradually, folding in some of the flour to prevent the mixture curdling.
  4. Add the vanilla extract and mix
  5. Fold in the remainder of the flour and the baking powder and mix together into a smooth batter (take care not to over mix the batter)
  6. Divide the cake mix between the cake cases or heart shaped moulds
  7. Bake in the oven for 12-15 mins.
  8. Once cooked, allow the cakes to cool before decorating

      For decorating:

  1. Mix in 1 or 2 teaspoons of warm water into the icing sugar to form a smooth paste.
  2. Add a drop of vanilla extract and mix in
  3. Add food colouring and decorate with 100s and 1000s as desired

I’d love to see your cupcake designs!

Jasmin x


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