Valentines Cupcakes

Valentines Cupcakes

Valentine’s day is all about spreading love, whether it’s with your spouse, parents, colleague, etc. show some love this Valentine’s day with some yummy raspberry cupcakes!

You will need:

For the cakes:

250g Butter (I use Stork)

250g Self raising flour

2 eggs

50ml Milk

250g Caster Sugar

1 tsp vanilla essence

For the butter icing:

300g Icing sugar

70g Butter

Splash of milk

Start off by mixing the butter and sugar in a bowl. Mix until smoooooooth.

img_5764img_5765

Add in the flour, milk, and eggs and mix until you get a creamy consistency.

img_5834img_0539

Bake at 180c for about 12 minutes, until golden brown.

img_2985.jpg

Next sift the icing sugar into a bowl until completely lump free. Am I the only who doesn’t remember icing sugar being so hard and lumpy??img_2993.jpg

Whisk in the butter and add a 1/4 teaspoon of red food dye. Please be aware any red food dye with cochineal contains beetle’s blood, that’s what cochineal is, so if you are a vegetarian or vegan or just think that’s gross then avoid it. I don’t personally buy red dye with cochineal because it tastes awful, but that’s just my opinion!

img_3005

Pick up some cute decorations from any big supermarkets (or little) I used icing hearts, freeze-dried strawberries, and freeze-dried raspberries from Sainsburys. You can pick them up here:

Icing hearts

Freeze Dried Raspberries

Freeze Dried Strawberries.

keep in cool area • best before 2020 (1).png

This post was part of a Valentines blogger countdown where each day up until Valentines Day you can check out 13 other bloggers pages! Check them out here:

Day 1 – Connie  https://www.earthtoconnie.com  Date ideas for Valentine’s Day
Day 2 – Deanna www.deannastilwell.com  Valentine’s Day Makeup & Outfit inspiration
Day 3 – Lavrax  https://lavraxlondon.com/ Edible and personalised gift ideas
Day 4 – Megan https://meganelizabethlifestyle.com Valentine’s Day Ideas for Singles
Day 5 – Macey  www.twinklexthoughts.blogspot.com The Origin story of Valentine’s Day
Day 6 – Rach www.musingsofthephoenix.co.uk Valentine’s Day ideas for the family
Day 7 – Me – You’re here 😉
Day 8 – Shealea https://shutupshealea.com/ Sapphic romances that’ll make your heart soft on Valentine’s Day
Day 9 – Kerry www.kerryexplores.com Valentines gifts for travelers
Day 10 – Vicky www,crunchyleavesandsunsets.co.uk  Mindful Date ideas
Day 11 – Divine https://readivinee.wordpress.com/ The Perks of Dating a Mood Reader
Day 12 – Soph www.sophisobel.com Valentines Day gifts on a budget / for students
Day 13 – Koral www.TheUnsanityBlog.com Valentines Day and Mental Health
Day 14 – Taiwo www.alifestylenerd.wordpress.com How to enjoy Valentine’s Day alone

 

1 Comment

  1. Rachel Phoenix
    08/02/2019 / 10:41 am

    These look absolutely beautiful, I will definitely be giving these a go and making them for all the boys in my life xx

Leave a Reply