Birthday Cupcakes

You will need

Cupcake Cases

12 Case Muffin Tin

Piping Bag


50g Butter

180g Caster Sugar

160g Plain Flour

2 tsp Baking Powder

160ml Milk

1 Egg

1 tsp Vanilla Essence


250g Icing Sugar

125g Butter

1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence

Splash of Milk

Food Colouring (Optional)

Sprinkles (Optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 180˚C and line the muffin tin with the cupcake cases.

  2. Cream together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.

  3. Sift in the flour and baking powder and fold into the mixture, then gradually add in the milk.

  4. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined.

  5. Add some mixture evenly between the cupcake cases and bake for 20mins. Place on a wire rack to cool

  6. For the icing: mix together the icing sugar and butter with an electric mixer. Add the vanilla essence and a splash of milk to create the icing.

  7. If using: add the food colouring to the icing and mix. Add the icing to the piping bag using a star shaped nozzle. Pipe onto each cupcake and add sprinkles.

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