Baby shower cupcakes

    35 min

    A mixture of plain sponge and chocolate sponge cupcakes decorated for a baby shower party. Make a blue icing for a boy or a pink icing for a girl, or use yellow, pink and blue if you don't know the sex of the baby.


    Yorkshire, England, UK
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    Serves: 12 

    • 225g (8 oz) caster sugar
    • 225g (8 oz) margarine
    • 4 eggs
    • 225g (8 oz) self raising flour
    • 1 teaspoon milk
    • 1 drop vanilla extract
    • 85g (3 oz) cocoa powder (optional, if making chocolate sponge)
    • To decorate
    • sugar paste
    • food colouring

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a cupcake tray and line with cupcake cases.
    2. Cream together the sugar and margarine until light and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs and sift in the flour. Beat in the milk and vanilla extract and mix well. At this point, if you want make chocolate sponge cupcakes also, divide the mixture and add 85g (3 oz) of cocoa powder to the chocolate sponge mixture. Spoon both mixtures into the prepared cupcake cases.
    3. Cook in the preheated oven for 25 minutes until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cupcake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
    4. Decorate with stars or circles, made with an embossed roller, then add sugar paste cut outs of baby themed items such as bottles, bibs, prams and rocking horses. Use food colouring in the icing to achieve the pinks, blues and yellows.

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    Heard of this idea before and I find it really nice to give to a mother with a baby without spending too much money.  -  05 Dec 2015