Thursday, 28 May 2015

Fairy Flyaway Cupcakes

Hellooooo folks... long time no see... ..well don't want to repeat the whole chain of excuses and reasons... ...

I have seen a spurt in the number of likes and i am sure google is upto some mischief.. I have not posted anything in the past 7 months and there has been more than 1000 likes in the last 3 weeks or so....Weird .. right??
Well that's not what is making me post this fairy flyaway cupcakes recipe( also known as butterfly wings cupcake).. its just that after a long time i actually baked.. no that's wrong ...actually and baked and clicked pictures too...Have to admit one thing ..the pictures are not how i would have wanted them to be but at least i clicked a few...:)

This fairyflyaway cupcake recipe is a very easy one and doesn't take much time and no  special ingredients... even if you are "once in a while baker" you will have most ingredients at home...

Recipe adapted from :1 mix , 50 cakes.

175gm Plain White flour
1Tbsp baking powder
175 gm unsalted butter( i used salted Amul butter)
175 gm sugar(recipe calls for golden caster sugar .. did not have .. so did not use)
3 eggs beaten
1tsp vanilla extract
about 1 tbsp milk
coloured sprinkles to decorate.


100 gm unsalted butter softened( i used salted here also)
200 gm icing sugar (i used powdered sugar)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 190 C/375f/gas mark 5 .

Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl and add the butter , sugar , eggs and vanilla ectract.Beat well until the mixture is smooth , then stir in enough of the milk to make  a soft dropping consistency.

Divide the mixture into greased cupcake pans or paper cases.Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until risen , firm and golden brown.You can insert a toothpic and check.
Cool the cupcakes.

(You can serve the cupcakes at this stage and they are absolutely yum... before i did the butterfly wings we actually gobbled up one or two).

For the buttercream,beat together the butter  ,sugar and vanilla extract till smooth.

Use a serrated knife to cut a round from th etop of each cupcake , then cut each round in half.Spread or pipe  alittle  of the buttercream on top of each cake, then press the pieces of cake into it to resemble  butterfly wings,Decorate with coloured sprinkles.

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