I took a trip to Cap 3000 and Nice today, we had to dash into the Apple store quickly as Diego’s laptop has a little issue :( then had lunch in Nice and passed by our favourite sweet coffee shop before heading back later this afternoon.
Every time we go to Nice we have to stop by “Emilie’s” quickly to grab dessert, they have the most delicious home made sweeties including cookies, brownies, cupcakes, smoothies and much more.
http://www.emiliescookies.com/
I adore cupcakes especially when they are beautifully decorated with delicious frosting (isn’t that the best bit!) well this one had purple icing with glitter so it was an easy choice…
Here is an easy little Recipe to make at home:

 

For The Cupcakes…

  • 155g  cake flour
  • 155g super fine sugar
  • 170g unsalted butter softened
  • 3 large lightly beaten eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

For The Butter Cream Icing…

  • 170g unsalted butter softened
  • 226g powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • Red and blue food coloring

Preparation:

Preheat your oven to 180° C and prepare 12 paper cupcake cases in a cupcake tray.
Place softened butter and sugar into a bowl and cream with a mixer until the butter changes
colour. (about 2 minutes)
Add lightly beaten eggs a little at a time, beating on slow for 15 seconds between each
pour. Add Vanilla then sift in flour and baking powder and mix for a further minute.
Spoon batter into cases until they are approx 2/3rds full and then place in the middle rack in your
preheated oven.
Bake for approx 18 to 20 minutes or until a knife comes out clean, then remove and let sit for a few
minutes before removing the cupcakes from the tins and placing them on a wire rack to cool.
To make the butter cream icing, add softened butter to a bowl, along with powdered sugar, vanilla and salt. Add purple food coloring (3 parts red to one part blue) and mix with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Use a spatula or butter knife to ice the tops of the cupcakes, smooth out or use the flat side of the knife blade to create a ridged effect.
Sprinkle with purple sprinkles or editable glitter and serve.

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