Friday 8 August 2014

We Made Cupcakes!!

With James home for the summer holidays and his excitement building for starting school in September I've been trying to find things to keep him occupied so today we made cakes! 

James loves baking well more the decorating the cakes afterwards lol!

Here is the simple recipe we used for our cakes -


110g softened butter (room temperature) 
110g caster sugar
2 medium eggs
1tsp vanilla extract
110g self raising flour
2tbsp milk


- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4 and line a 12 hole cake tin with paper cake cases,

- Cream together the butter and sugar until well combined and the mixture is pale in colour.

- In a seperate container beat together the eggs and slowly add these to your butter and sugar mixture a little at a time. Then add in your vanilla extract. 

- Sift the flour and fold this gradually into your mixture. Adding a little milk at a time until the mixture is smooth and of a dropping consistency. 
(If you wanted to make your cakes a funky colour you could add a few drops of food colouring to your cake mix at this point!)

- Spoon the mixture into the paper cases until they are half full and then place into the oven. We added a few pink and white mini marshmallows into the centre of ours at this point. 

- Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. A tip to check if they are cooked or not is to insert a skewer or cocktail stick into the centre of the cake, If it comes out clean (no cake batter residue left on the skewer or cocktail stick) then your cake it cooked. 

Leave to cool and then decorate as you please!

Here are our cakes...

James cakes (decorated all by himself!) - 

Mummy's cakes - 

Whats your favourite thing to bake? 



  1. Yummy! These look great, especially James's decorated ones :) x

  2. My boys adore decorating cakes too. They have great fun with it.

  3. I haven't made cupcakes in years, or a cake for ages come to think of it, might do that this weekend x

  4. They look lovely! I used to love baking before it all had to be "free from" !

  5. Beautiful cakes. I really ought to make some butterfly cakes with D - I remember loving them as a child.

  6. Yum!!!! CAKE!!! Really need to do more baking!!

  7. They look so nice, love baking with my kids .

  8. Oh those look great, very tasty

  9. Glad you had a fun time baking. They look yummy x


  10. Cupcakes must be the yummiest food on the planet! A cup of tea and a cake is one of lifes great things :)

  11. Oh yum they look delicious! I do love a nice cupcake! x

  12. Yum! They look very tasty! I bet they didn't last long x

  13. They do look rather delicious. We love baking too.

  14. We love decoarting cakes - I have to admit I do sometimes cheat and buy ready made cakes so we can just do the decorating!

  15. We just love making cup cakes, brownies and so on. These ones look very yummy!

  16. Aww these look very yummy! I'm rubbish in the kitchen but we recently made some yummy blueberries that I was very proud of x

  17. Wow, they look amazing and definitely easy enough to make with the kids. Think we might try them out later this week :)