Pink Princess cupcakes recipe

Gemma turns 8 in two weeks time. She is having a tea party at home, and she has requested pink fairy cakes for her and her friends. So, this weekend we had a practice run – and a taste test of course! They were super simple to make, and I am fairly sure they will go down well with Gemma and her friends!

Ingredients

  • 125g margarine
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 125g self raising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Decoration

  • 150g icing sugar
  • 3-4 teaspoons water
  • Decorations of choice – we used pink sugar sprinkles, but you could use hundreds and thousands, chocolate chips, whatever takes your fancy!

Method

  • Pop all the cake ingredients into a bowl and beat with a wooden spoon until smooth, then spoon into cake cases
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes at 180*C
  • Once cool, make the icing. Mix the water into the icing sugar slowly until you have a smooth paste. Spread over the cakes, the decorate and leave to cool
  • Eat!

 

 
I will let you know how well they are received at the party, but we love them. Ever so simple, great to make with children, and totally yum. Winner!
 
 

 

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6 Comments

  1. January 7, 2014 / 12:51 pm

    Totally supposed to be eating well but I cant ever resist cake!

    • January 7, 2014 / 4:54 pm

      I am sure resisting cake is bad for your health 😉

  2. January 7, 2014 / 9:02 pm

    Mmm that looks so lovely. Like Colette I should be eating well but that does look so nice!

  3. January 14, 2014 / 11:45 pm

    Really pretty – great work! I love the look of the sugar crystals – I need to get some.

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