Sunday, 31 August 2008

Red Sprinkle mini Cupcakes

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:

125g soft butter
125g vanilla caster sugar
2 medium eggs
125g self-raising flour
2 tbsp milk

vanilla extract
icing sugar
red food colouring
1/2 tbsp boiling water
Multi-coloured sprinkles


How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Mmm vanilla cupcakes always have a special place in my tummy!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Same here. We get raspberries all year long, but they're only plump and sweet during the summer! :(

Dee said...

Oh for sure, minis are calorie free. And you're allowed to eat as many as you like, being very careful to hide the telltale liners behind the sofa.
Your very vanilla cupcakes sound delish!