Recipe | Mini rosette vanilla cupcakes

Mini rosette vanilla cupcakes with two tone decorative buttercream frosting

Another experiment which went a bit sideways thanks to a lack of colouring (again! just like the red velvet cake fiasco) and one of the hottest days of the year here in the UK!

Ingredients and method (makes 12 cupcakes)

  • 150 g butter/margarine
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 150 g self-raising flour
  • 3 level teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence (or more if you want a stronger flavour)

Mix all the ingredients together until you get a smooth mixture. Spoon into 12 cupcake cases and bake at 180 degrees C for 20-25 minutes until golden brown or until you insert a knife into the centre of a cake and it comes out clean.

Vanilla cupcakes just out of ovenDecoration

Make your buttercream. I made far too much and have the extra in the fridge awaiting my next project! I think you should have enough with 100 g of butter/margarine and 200 g icing sugar. Once you’ve blended them together add a tablespoon of milk to make the buttercream easier to pipe.

You can add flavouring if you like. I didn’t, but split my mixture in two and added pink gel colouring to one half, and purple gel colouring to the other.

Two colours buttercream

Then I used a teaspoon and a palette knife to put a small mound of buttercream on the cupcakes so that the final piping decoration would be raised at the centre.

Vanilla cupcakes with buttercream mounds

I used a small star tip piping nozzle and put a scoop of both colours into the piping bag to get the colours to mix as I piped.

Mini rosette vanilla cupcakes with two tone decorative buttercream frosting

If you’d like to see a true pro-baker demonstrate the effect I was going for, please visit this YouTube video by Cakes by Lynz. πŸ™‚

Mini rosette vanilla cupcakes with two tone decorative buttercream frosting Mini rosette vanilla cupcakes with two tone decorative buttercream frosting

Β© Claire Huston / Art and Soul
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17 thoughts on “Recipe | Mini rosette vanilla cupcakes

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  3. Oh, yum! I think these look great, Claire! As a newbie food blogger on my A Cookable Feast blog, every recipe I post there feels like an experiment – and totally is in my case – so I can definitely relate to that feeling!

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