Saturday 26 May 2012

Vanilla Cupcakes

My grandmother is a member of the local Country Women's Association (CWA) and they had a cake stall this week. She has previously asked me to do some baking for her for cake stalls. I am more than happy to do it as it gives me a chance to do some baking and not have to eat it all myself. I love making cupcakes. The first time I cooked for a stall I made these vanilla cupcakes using the Magnolia recipe and decorated them up. I was told that they were very popular. 

This time my grandmother said that I should make them smaller. I am not sure what she expected though as they were made in my regular cupcake pans. I think they looked bigger because of the icing. 

Anyway, I found some slightly smaller cases and didn't fill them as much. So then ended up smaller than the previous once. She also didn't want them as fancy. I have no idea why. When everyone loved them so much and I enjoyed doing it, but whatever, that is what she wanted. In the end I decided not to make the Magnolia recipe again and found one on Exclusively Food. It didn't make too many and had a really nice glaze recipe with it. I had some left over flowers from something else so popped them on top. I was happy with them. I haven't seen my grandmother since the stall so I am not sure how well things sold. I hope that they went quickly again.


  1. yummo!
    still experimenting to find my 'go to' cupcake recipe and hubby is enjoying my experiments ;-)

  2. Thanks Cathy. I found recipe to be one of the best that I have used for cupcakes. I did put extra vanilla in though as I like to have a really big vanilla flavour.

  3. Thank you Passionate Shopper. I was really happy with them too. I really just enjoy any chance to bake and decorate.

  4. Hi Katren. Great concept for a blog. I'm a huge Delicious fan too but have had to give up my magazine habit due to budget constraints! The cupcakes look gorgeous. I must confess to being a fan of simple ones with glaze icing. Retro cool. They. Ertainlt would have won points at my CWA group exhibition!

  5. Hi Katren! I just found your blog through Taste. I must say, those cupcakes are adorable. :D I also like cupcakes, but chocolate ones. Oftentimes I use vanilla frosting, sometimes ganache.

    The flowers are perfect. XD

  6. Di, thank you. I am going to have to give up some of my magazine habit myself but will be keeping my Delicious habit. :)

    Di & Airene, thank you both re the cupcakes. I thought thought that they were pretty. Plus it gave me a chance to use up some of the mountains flowers I made for a cake ages ago.