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Sunday, 31 March 2013

Easter Nest Cupcakes

Happy Easter to you.  I know it is nearly all over, but we still have Easter Monday Bank Holiday ahead of us and, I'm certainly glad of that additional day to get over the clock change and recover from the over-eating.
It wouldn't be Easter without some Easter baking.  I've been away on holiday in the run up to Easter so there has been nothing to show.  But as I had family coming round today, I whipped up some basic cupcakes/fairy cakes/ buns using Jo Wheatley's recipe in 'A Passion for Baking'.  It's a rich cake mixture with 200g of butter, flour and sugar and three eggs.  The bigger cakes turned out well, but some of the mini cakes went a bit oily which was a shame.  I would probably go back to my Mary Berry - Fast Cakes recipe in future when doing the little buns. 

I used Mary's recipe for chocolate buttercream, a simple one of butter, icing sugar and cocoa powder whipped up together in my Kenwood Chef.   A bit of swirly piping with a Wilton 1M nozzle and some mini eggs for decoration.

I'm entering this for Calendar Cakes the baking challenge run by Dolly Bakes and Laura Loves Cakes
the theme for March is Easter Bakes.

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6 Comments:

At 31 March 2013 at 19:57 , Blogger Debs Dust Bunny said...

These look so festive and lovely! Hope you had a very Happy Easter.

 
At 31 March 2013 at 21:41 , Blogger Traceyr said...

mmmm love the look of those cakes. :)

 
At 31 March 2013 at 22:35 , Blogger Caroline said...

They look lovely, and what a nice idea to make the nest out of buttercream!

 
At 1 April 2013 at 11:34 , Blogger Janice Pattie said...

Thank you, we all enjoyed them.

 
At 2 April 2013 at 04:36 , Blogger Rebecca Subbiah said...

great photo Janice hope you had a lovely holiday weekend

 
At 2 April 2013 at 17:55 , Blogger Karen S Booth said...

What lovely looking cakes and a happy if belated Easter to you too Janice! Karen

 

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