|Ready to cook|
|They should look like these|
125 gr Soft (real) unsalted butter
125 gr Caster sugar
125 gr Self-raising flour
Box of (paper/silicone) cake cases *
This makes about 12 cup cakes
Put all ingredients into a bowl and beat until you get a sticky yellowish texture. You can have the food-processor to do the work, but it's fun to use some muscles!
Divide the mixture between the cases.
Bake them in the pre-heated oven 180 degr.C for 15-18 minutes.
* Paper ones are easier, silicone ones come in different colors and give an even more festive effect but need to be hand washed.
This is the recipe for a basic one, but why not experiment to add a little vanilla essence in, or grated zest from lemon/orange, or cocoa powder!
Don't forget before decorating, to taste one first :-)
Decorating your cakes:
Let them cool down in a natural way.
To let the decoration stick on the cakes, you have to do the following:
Put some icing sugar (poedersuiker for the Dutch friends) in a bowl and add some off cold water and stirr; the substance should look sticky....if not just add more sugar or too sticky add more water.
Spread this over the cupcakes so decorations will stick.
Decorate your little cakes with sprinkles, marzipan or whatever you think it's nice to give that personal touch.