Decorating cupcakes with my daughters, Juny and Kit4, was not only a fun activity, but all three of us have fond memories of it. This session ended with an incredible laugh. And the result of our work satisfied Lhom and his sweet tooth.
Here is how we did it.
Since the final decoration was the main activity, I decided to bake my cupcakes ahead of time.
You can make one or two recipes. I made a chocolate recipe and a white one. The white cake is a warm milk cake and it is delicious.
You can take a commercial cake mix or a homemade recipe. Here is the one my mother-in-law gave me ages ago.
Ingredients for the milk cake
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup (250 ml) sugar
- 1 cup (250 ml) flour
- 1/8 teaspoon (.625 ml) salt
- 1 teaspoon (5 ml) baking powder
- 1 tablespoon (15 ml) butter
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) hot milk
Step-by-step instructions to make the milk cake
Beat the eggs. Add sugar and beat for 5 minutes.
Heat your milk if you haven’t already done so. Melt butter in hot milk.
Mix flour, salt and baking powder.
Pour all at once the dry ingredients into the eggs and sugar mixture. Had hot milk. Dry and liquid ingredients should be mixed quickly.
Put the mixture in the moulds.
For a square pan of about 8 inches (20.5 cm), bake for 35 to 40 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius).
For cupcakes, the cooking time will be shorter. Check with a toothpick after 20 minutes because cooking times vary from oven to oven.
You can find regular and/or decorative baking cups in shops. Do you know the parchment paper ones? There are also reusable silicone ones. They don’t stick to the dough, so they are very interesting. If you don’t use them, remember to grease your moulds well.
For the icing, use a basic recipe. Ricardo offers us one here. In the end, add a few drops of food colouring.
For Easter, we used pastel and light colours. Make pink, light blue, purple, green and yellow.
For the purple, make a mixture of blue and red dye. Go gradually when adding your dye if you want light tones.
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small multicoloured or chocolate balls
various sugar decorations