Monday, August 23, 2010

Cupcakes for Daffodil Day

Since the day that I posted my 1st blog, I’m been looking forward for this day to bake these cupcakes. I was so excited that I woke up at 6am to take the butter out from the fridge so that they will be softened by the late morning.

As planned, I measured out the ingredients and worked as according to the instructions in the recipe. I was confident with this recipe because I bake these cupcakes before and so I left the mixer beating the batter without showing much attention. Out of the sudden, I was shocked to see smoke coming out of the mixer! I fried my mixer!!!

Apparently, I assumed that all cupcakes recipes from the Australian women weekly books are the same. Instead of using my usual cupcake recipe from the “easy cupcake” book, I've used the one from the mini baking cookbook and both are different!

For a second thought, this is the chance that I can own a Kitchen Aid this time. This could be a blessing in disguise! Being married for too long, my husband can see my “evil” thought instantly. He said “no” to my Kitchen Aid dream. We made a quick dash to the local electrical shop and eventually bought an ungraded version of mixer with less than half the price of my dream mixer. Better than nothing…and my baking continued for the rest of the day.

Then I realised that there was not enough eggs this time. Luckily, I remember seeing another recipe that use lesser egg and decided to use this one this time.

These are the cupcakes that I have made for fundraising for Daffodil day...

Here's the recipe from the book, “I want to be a chef baking” by Murdoch books

Vanilla cupcake (make 24)

250g butter
11/3 cup sugar
3 cup self raising flour
250ml milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 eggs


125g butter
11/2 cup icing sugar
2 tbsp milk
Cream all until pale colour

1) Preheat oven at 180°C
2) Beat butter, sugar, flour, milk, vanilla and eggs on low speed until combine
3) Beat at high until pale colour
4) Spoon butter into each cup and bake for 20 min
5) Pipe buttercream as desired.

Here are my cupcake decorating ideas...

- I made Daffodil cupcake toppers to promote this event
- Create flowers with buttercream and decorate with yellow sprinkles
- I’ve cut out the top of the cake and fill the inside of the cupcakes with lemon curd which give the cupcakes lots of yellow colour

Despite my drama in baking, it was fun baking and blogging. Hope to post more blog soon…
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  1. Hi Zoe,
    These cupcakes are so pretty!
    If you ever run out of eggs, I have an eggless cupcake recipe on my blog :)

  2. i love those daffodil cards you made as the cupcake toppers!! so pretty!!