I want to share my very special cupcake with you.
May I present (as requested by my then 3 year old daughter) a mummy made Tinkerbell cake!
Before you are completely shocked and amazed by my brilliant cake styling (LOL) I have to tell you that Tinkerbell is actually a toy dolly pushed into a cupcake and the buttercream icing is her skirt. Really all I made was a regular cupcake
Still, this is a very special cake. A truly special cake because I MADE it. Properly
I’ll keep the story short. My mum disliked cooking and never really did more than heat food up and whip up a jelly or angel delight. I never remember baking at home. At school me and the cooking teacher had a volatile relationship I was an ardent veggie and she was cross about y right to say no to cooking meat dishes. She dint encourage me, home didnt encourage me and I found cooking scay complicated and unpleasant.
Consequently from my school days until my little girl Annalise was 3 I had never ever made a cake unless I used a box mixture. I was too scared to in some ways, unwilling too in others and I didn’t see the point. But she wanted mummy to make her Tinkerbell cake so ( as you do for you kids) I did it . I had a go at doing it all by myself.
So this cupcake is very special.
It started me cooking, I’m not great at it now or anything but I haven’t looked back and I bake with the kids at least once a week.
All thanks to this little cupcake of which I am so proud.
- 150 g butter
- 150 g sugar
- 3 eggs
- 150 g self-raising flour
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp milk
Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan
Cream together the butter and sugar until light, fluffy and pale.
Slowly mix in the beaten egg and flour.
Stir through the vanilla extract and milk.
Pop in cases in put in oven for 15 mins (or till golden)
The butter cream and jelly tots were shop bought but nowadays I even make my own frosting! And I am very proud to say my daughter loves to bake from scratch.