Another recent creation in my kitchen happened to be the '99' cupcakes. These will be perfect when it comes to the sunnier weather. The cupcakes were part of the birthday selection last week, again they went down a treat at home and at work places.
Before you start baking, preheat your oven to 180C and line your tins with cases, this mix will make 8. Place the butter and sugar into a bowl, beat together until smooth. Next, add the beaten eggs and vanilla extract. Sift the flour and ground almonds into the bowl before folding gently. You're ready to now spoon your mixture into the cases for 10-15 minutes, all ovens will vary. While leaving to cool start making your buttercream, I cheated and used the electric whisk - my arms were already falling off from excessive baking. Then comes the hardest part of the recipe, piping. Fill your piping bag - I recommend Lakelands silicone piping bag with the largest nozzle. Try to make yours look as close to Mr Whippy's work as you can and top with a flake and generous sprinkle of hundreds and thousands. Let me know if you create these yourself! Lucy xx