So the girls begged me to make them some dessert last night and the suggestion of cupcakes were met with squeels of delight. I've made these vanilla butter cream cupcakes before but wanted to try and make some cupcake wrappers. Yes you can buy them from Paper Orchard but at $1 per cupcake wrapper I thought that was a bit steep. These ones were made from large Paper Doilies and were really easy to make, you just need some scissors and glue and viola a very pretty looking wrapper. These wrappers are all the rage now at weddings, I'll try and make some more next time out of Christina Re paper and use one of her filigree cutters, I LOVE her range.
So the recipe for these cupcakes are
125g butter softened
1 tsp vanilla essence
3/4 cup caster sugar
1.5 cups self raising flour
1/2 cup milk
Make sure everything is at room temp before you begin.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius and line your cupcake pan with cupcake cases.
Beat eggs till nice and pale yellow and fluffy then in a seperate bowl cream the butter, essence and sugar till almost white and creamy.
Add beaten eggs to your butter/sugar mixture and gently stir till combined, don't overbeat.
Sift in flour and add milk, gently combining into mixture, use a wooden spoon, or spatula. Devide mixture (about 2 tablespoons of mixture) into each case and pop in the oven for 18 min (I have a non fan forced gas oven). Its about 12-15 min baking time if you have a fanforced oven. Let it cool in the pan for 5 min then remove.