The long and short of it
It was a day full of fabulous contrasts donkey rides and polo; falconry and aeroplanes, both whizzing overhead in tight configuration, performing amazing aerial acrobatics; candy floss and champagne, fine dining and picnics. It sounds a cliche, in fact it is, but there was something for everyone!!
|England v South America|
"Arg" from TOWIE
As we had had a somewhat action packed day, time was of the essence when we got home! I had promised to make some cakes for the daughter of a friend of mine, as she had a birthday party for all her class. Making cakes that are not too girly, but also appeal to the boys can be a bit of a mission. I therefore made these little beauties that appeal to everyone!
Vanilla sweet shop cupcakes
Simply mix together 11b of caster sugar, unsalted butter and supreme sponge flour with 8 eggs and vanilla extract (2 tsp)
I suggest that you cream the sugar and butter together first, then beat the eggs, one at a time, before beating into the butter and sugar. Once all the eggs are mixed in, stir in the vanilla extract sieve the flour and fold in, until you have a lovely creamy mixture with no lumps!! Divide into muffin case or wraps, cook for approx 15 mins on 150 or until they are golden brown in colour and spring back when gently pushed. Let them cool and decorate with piped, butter cream swirls. Simply mix by hand or with a mixer 1 lb icing sugar, 2 tsp vanilla extract, a little warm water, 4 oz unsalted butter or stork margarine and a little full fat milk.
(If you are not very adept with the icing bag, they look just as nice if you smooth the icing on with a palette knife)!!
This will make at least 30, perfect for a school class, with a few spares for any hungry for Mums and Dads!!