Monthly Archives: June 2012

“Come on England!” Chocolate Cupcakes

It seems like there are a lot of occasions to get baking for this summer. On top of all the usual birthdays, we’ve got all the sporting and cultural events that are taking over the country. First was the Jubilee, now it’s the Euros, closely followed by Wimbledon and then the biggest event ever to reach this little island of ours, the Olympics! Madness!

On Friday we were invited round a friends’ to watch the England vs Sweden football match. Well and truly prepared to lose (I’m half English and half Scottish, I’m well accustomed to losing), I thought I’d make some cupcakes to soften the blow. Thankfully, we won! So these were celebratory cupcakes after all.

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Jubilee Cupcakes

This weekend London has been taken over by Jubilee madness and I couldn’t make cakes without them being red, white and blue in some way or another. I thought I’d keep it simple, so I made vanilla cupcakes filled with jam and decorated with ready to roll icing. To keep it really easy, buy the icing pre-coloured. I was baking for a couple of occasions so I doubled up the recipe and made 30 cakes, I also remembered to use tablespoons not teaspoons for the baking powder, so they rose really well! In hindsight, they look a little American and not very British, oh well!

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