Sometimes, its good to go back to basics, after visiting Selfridges on Friday i got some inspiration from the Primrose counter and decided to make some crowd pleasing mini vanilla cupcakes.
Primrose cupcakes are beautiful in a simplistic way, so the flavours really speak for themselves. After 'testing' some out with hubby (chocolate gananche with vanilla sponge and vanilla buttercream with vanilla sponge) i recreated my own versions for our guests this weekend.
I'm warming more and more to mini cupcakes, there is something less guilt inducing about them. The teeny morsels make for a dainty treat that almost appear to contain no calories at all... The downside of course, is that as a result you tend to consume more!
Following the recipe from Very Vanilla cupcakes, i made 24 Red Sprinkle mini cupcakes. For the ingredients you will need:
Base 125g soft butter 125g vanilla caster sugar 2 medium eggs 125g self-raising flour 2 tbsp milk Topping vanilla extract icing sugar red food colouring 1/2 tbsp boiling water Multi-coloured sprinkles