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    (Original post by kiss_me_now9)
    Recipe please!
    I'll be doing a blog post about it tomorrow (revising for exams atm!), so I'll link you to it then
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    (Original post by whitepearlbaby)
    Don't worry, it looks lovely

    I made some cute Easter cupcakes but forgot to take pictures Green butter cream icing and mini eggs on top :mmm:

    Aww thanks! Not bad for a first attempt ay? Ahh unlucky Your cupcakes sound so cute as well ahaha.

    I need to make another batch. The only problem is that I end up baking loads of cakes but don't have many people to give them to, so they end up going in the bin
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    (Original post by kiss_me_now9)
    Recipe please!
    Death by Oreo cupcakes recipe :yep:
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    (Original post by SpriteOrSevenUp)
    Aww thanks! Not bad for a first attempt ay? Ahh unlucky Your cupcakes sound so cute as well ahaha.

    I need to make another batch. The only problem is that I end up baking loads of cakes but don't have many people to give them to, so they end up going in the bin
    Ah, I have the same problem- my family is small, and my mum doesnt like cake, so I sometimes have to throw the stale surplus out
    Here is what I made earlier- lemon cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. My piping skills are atrocious, but the taste is great :





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    (Original post by AutVinceriAutMori)
    Ah, I have the same problem- my family is small, and my mum doesnt like cake, so I sometimes have to throw the stale surplus out
    Here is what I made earlier- lemon cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. My piping skills are atrocious, but the taste is great :





    Haha but the icing still looks good! It looks like you intentionally iced them that way - just say that it is part of the design ahahah. They look so cute

    Yeah me too! It's only me and my mum at home so you can imagine how many cakes we throw out! It gets sickly eating a cupcake a day...especially with the amount of icing that I put on em! ahah
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    (Original post by SpriteOrSevenUp)
    Haha but the icing still looks good! It looks like you intentionally iced them that way - just say that it is part of the design ahahah. They look so cute

    Yeah me too! It's only me and my mum at home so you can imagine how many cakes we throw out! It gets sickly eating a cupcake a day...especially with the amount of icing that I put on em! ahah
    Oh yeah, its my special design :cool: I have several nozzles for piping, and one got clogged up, so I used the ribbon one instead
    This is why I don't put too much icing on, and try and use less butter in it :yep:
    Cupcakes are great for parties though :yep:
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    Sent my friend to sainsburys yesturday as my humming bird bakery cake days book came. Result = best red velvet cakes ever.
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    (Original post by Amstead)
    Sent my friend to sainsburys yesturday as my humming bird bakery cake days book came. Result = best red velvet cakes ever.
    Pics or it didn't happen :mmm:
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    Just finished making 150 cupcakes. Booooooooya. :woo:
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    I :love: cupcakes!
    Blueberry muffins are my favourite though :love:
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    I :love: cupcakes!
    Blueberry muffins are my favourite though :love:
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    Mm, I was thinking about making some blueberry muffins tomorrow :yep:
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    (Original post by souldoubt)
    Mm, I was thinking about making some blueberry muffins tomorrow :yep:
    Do it, and post the pics :^_^:
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    (Original post by Pandora.)
    Do it, and post the pics :^_^:
    I think I shall :ahee:
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    Awwwww cupcakes
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    Made some Mississippi Mud Pie cupcakes yesterday, not my taste but I'll take some pictures in a mo!
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    Cupcakes are the best. I usually follow the same recipe for good old fairy cakes, but I decided to treat myself and buy the Hummingbird bakery cookbook recently. So I thought I'd start off with the nice simple vanilla cupcakes on the first page- what could go wrong? Apparently, many things! XD

    To start with our measuring jug only measures in increments of 50ml, so when 20ml of milk is called for, a guesstimate has to do. Following the recipe I then added all of this to my mixture, which meant I had a cake mix the consistency of pancake batter! Managed to sort of spoon it into cases, and stuck them in the oven. Everything was going well and they started rising nicely. Time up, cakes come out, all nice and risen. Ten minutes later they are all looking depressingly concave?!? So I decide the frosting is going to have to be awesome to hide the fact they've all caved in, so I set to work on that, again following their instructions rather than what I normally do. More milk is called for, again, I add to much because I can't measure accurately, the only thing for it is to keep beating it until it stiffens up. The book tells me to beat for five minutes straight, so I do. I then think I will add some blue food colouring, to get a nice pastel colour- bad idea. Turns out the beating has somehow managed to curdle my icing, meaning when I add blue the bowl becomes a mess of blue icing, but then then fact it's split is evident, because the curdles stuff stays white, Great! Anyway I put it all together, and covered with sprinkles, and oddly enough, they were actually some of the nicest tasting cakes I've made. But definitely a bit of a failure overall.
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    (Original post by kiss_me_now9)
    Made some Mississippi Mud Pie cupcakes yesterday, not my taste but I'll take some pictures in a mo!
    My nan makes them as a special treat on my birthday :yep: :drool:
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    (Original post by Kayak)
    Cupcakes are the best. I usually follow the same recipe for good old fairy cakes, but I decided to treat myself and buy the Hummingbird bakery cookbook recently. So I thought I'd start off with the nice simple vanilla cupcakes on the first page- what could go wrong? Apparently, many things! XD

    To start with our measuring jug only measures in increments of 50ml, so when 20ml of milk is called for, a guesstimate has to do. Following the recipe I then added all of this to my mixture, which meant I had a cake mix the consistency of pancake batter! Managed to sort of spoon it into cases, and stuck them in the oven. Everything was going well and they started rising nicely. Time up, cakes come out, all nice and risen. Ten minutes later they are all looking depressingly concave?!? So I decide the frosting is going to have to be awesome to hide the fact they've all caved in, so I set to work on that, again following their instructions rather than what I normally do. More milk is called for, again, I add to much because I can't measure accurately, the only thing for it is to keep beating it until it stiffens up. The book tells me to beat for five minutes straight, so I do. I then think I will add some blue food colouring, to get a nice pastel colour- bad idea. Turns out the beating has somehow managed to curdle my icing, meaning when I add blue the bowl becomes a mess of blue icing, but then then fact it's split is evident, because the curdles stuff stays white, Great! Anyway I put it all together, and covered with sprinkles, and oddly enough, they were actually some of the nicest tasting cakes I've made. But definitely a bit of a failure overall.
    TBH I think a lot of the recipes in the Hummingbird book haven't translated down from an industrial kitchen very well at all. Their red velvet cake calls for something like nearly a full bottle of red food colouring!

    Concave cupcakes is either because your oven temp. wasn't correct, or a throwback to too much milk. You probably would've been better off to add a little more flour if you put too much milk in. As for the icing, was it a frosting? Your butter might have been the problem there, tbh. Confusing.
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    (Original post by souldoubt)
    My nan makes them as a special treat on my birthday :yep: :drool:
    I haven't actually tried them but I put too much Jim Beam in them and I really can't stand the taste of liquer and chocolate
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    (Original post by kiss_me_now9)
    I haven't actually tried them but I put too much Jim Beam in them and I really can't stand the taste of liquer and chocolate
    Doh, shame you can't try them. :puppyeyes:
    Sound like my kinda cakes though
 
 
 
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