Wednesday, 26 March 2008

C.W Couture Cupcakes!

To celebrate my blog, i've made Couture cupcakes!

Makes 18
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners.
Into a medium bowl, sift together cocoa, flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each, then beat in vanilla. With mixer on low speed, add flour mixture in two batches, alternating with sour cream and beginning and ending with flour.
Pour batter into cups, filling each 3/4 full. Bake until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.
Cool in pan 5 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, then spread with Easy White Icing using a table knife or small offset spatula. Decorate with sprinkles, if desired.

Easy White icing

( they are actually this colour unlike the top pics)

Makes 3 1/2 cups, enough for 18 standard cupcakes
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 pound (3 2/3 cups) confectioners' sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons milk, (optional)

1/4 tsp of vanilla essence

In a mixing bowl, cream butter until smooth.
Gradually add confectioners’ sugar; beat until smooth, then add the milk and mix again.

I then cut out with abc cutters, the letters from fondant icing. You can dye the white fondant icing any colour if you want!

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