Engagement Cupcakes

Red Velvet Engagement Cupcakes

My friend’s going to the Chapel and she’s, she’s gonna get maaaarrrrieeeeedd!!

and then in three weeks time…

My other friend’s going to the Chapel and she’s, she’s also gonna get maaaarrrrieeeeedd!!

and then in 5 months time,

My other other friend’s going to the Chapel and she’s, she’s ya ya ya you get the drill 😉

It seriously seems as though alllllll of my friend’s are getting hitched! But that of course just means more cupcakes, yayyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!

This weekend I had the opportunity to bake delicious cupcakes for Lena’s Engagement, who requested Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting… [here]

Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

…. and also Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting… [here] !

Red Velvet Engagement Cupcakes

I initially had wanted to dress the baby cakes up with marshmallow fondant however as mister marshmallow fondant man and myself have not met, danger-red-flashing-lights-tears-tantrums-psychosis may have resulted, and so I felt it was safer to go for a sugar biscuit topping 🙂

I had so much fun making these. Lena, thanks for trusting me with your Engagement Babycakes, and Congrats to you and S 🙂

Vanilla Cupcake with Strawberry Frosting

Vanilla Cupcakes
Recipe taken from Glorious Treats
Makes 12 Cupcakes

1 1/4 cups cake flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup buttermilk
– Preheat oven to 180 degrees C
– In a medium bowl, add cake flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Stir together with whisk, and set aside.
– In the bowl of an electric mixer, add eggs and beat 10-20 seconds.  Add sugar and continue to beat on medium speed about 30 seconds.  Add vanilla and oil, beat.
– Reduce mixer speed to low and slowly add about half of the flour mixture.  Add half of the milk, then the rest of the flour and the rest of the milk.  Beat until just combined.  Scrap down the side of the bowl.
– The batter will be thin.   Pour batter into a muffin pan prepared with paper liners.  Fill liners about 2/3 full.
– Bake cupcakes in pre-heated oven for 12-14 minutes.
– Cool completely before frosting.

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

Very generously frosts 12 cupcakes

115 grams of butter softened
2 1/2 cups of icing sugar
1/3 cup of strawberry jam
2-3 tblspns of milk

– Beat the butter until smooth
– Add 1 cup of sifted icing sugar
– Beat to incorporate
– Add in 1 tblspn of milk, and beat to incorporate.
– Add another 1 cup of sifted sugar, beat again.
– Add in another 1 tblspn of milk and the rest of the sugar and beat to combine
– Stir or beat in the strawberry  jam (the strawberry jam I had was very runny, however if you find your jam is more jelly-like, put in microwave for a few seconds so that it becomes viscous)
– Frost your babies up!

Red Velvet Engagement Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Makes 12 cupcakes

1 1/4 cups plain flour
3/4 cups sugar
1/2 tspn baking soda
1/2 tspn salt
1/8 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cups vegetable oil
1/2 cup buttermilk (as per usual, I didn’t have buttermilk so I used 1/2 tblspn of white vinegar with 1/2 cup of room temperature milk)
1 large egg, preferably at room temperate
1 tblspn of red food coloring
1/2 tspn of white vinegar
1/2 tspn of vanilla extract

– Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake liners.
– In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder)
– In a large bowl, beat together the wet ingredients (oil, buttermilk, egg, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla) with a hand held beater.
– Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, and beat until combined.
– Bake for 20 minutes, making sure to the turn the muffin tin half way through.
– Cool completely before frosting.

I used my standard cream cheese frosting which you can find the recipe for here.

Have fun! 🙂

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Comments

  1. Adore your creations, I too dabble in food creation from time to time. Thanks for visiting http://alexilarose.wordpress.com , especially happy that you enjoyed the noodle making post. 🙂

  2. Your desserts are sooo pretty, and I especially love these cupcakes!!

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