Bad starry!

I’ve been neglecting the blog a bit :(. I’ve lost enthusiasm I think because it’s not quite how I want it right now but I’m not inspired to fix it… Hopefully I will catch my second win soon!

I haven’t forgotten the fat quarter project just it’s been so gloomy the past week not much oppurtunity for taking photo’s but I will write it up soon.

For now a recipe…

Sunny cupcakes with chocolate syrup frosting


Cupcakes Ingredients:

  • 175g S/R or all purpose Flour (buy super sifted or sift)
  • 150g Caster/Superfine Sugar
  • 150g Butter or Cake Marg (I use Stork SB)
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • few teaspoons of milk.
  • vanilla to taste
  • food colouring (I used yellow and red)

Icing Ingredients:

  • 60g Milk Chocolate
  • 130g butter (130g is about 1 cup)
  • 130g icing sugar
  • 60ml (1/3 of a cup) double or heavy cream
  • just under a teaspoon Maple Syrup
  • and I put in a cap of cognac because I’m a drunkard j/k


  1. Add the flour, sugar, butter then eggs to your mixer. Mix untill smooth. Add your vanilla and then milk till you have a nice dropping consistency. In hotter climates you will have a loose batter. Add the yellow colouring to the mix and blend well, not too much colouring though you don’t want it flourescent.
  2. Now fill a prelined tray with one table spoon full of mix each liner.
  3. Now add a little more yellow and a drop of red to get orange if like me you didn’t buy orange colouring… I went for a sunset orange kind of colour.
  4. Add another table spoon to each liner. You can be neat and try and get them smooth but I didn’t bother just dumped it on top! The cups should be pretty full.
  5. Bake for around 12-15 minutes at 180c gas mark 4 or until well risen and brown.
  6. Remove and allow to cool a few minutes before putting on a rack.

Now for the icing.

  1. Melt the chocolate and add to the mixer with the syrup. While it’s churning and a little of your sugar then add the softened butter. If your butter is unsalted add a touch of salt.
  2. Add the rest of your sugar and mix well!
  3. Add the cream bit by bit while the mixer is still on. If needed add a little more sugar to firm it up. I added a little yellow colouring to get the caramel colour.

Two toned!

This post was written by , posted on August 25, 2008 Monday at 1:44 pm
  • UK Swap pal says:

    Delicious looking cupcakes! Looking forward to seeing some more of your sewing when the light’s a bit better (it’s been miserable here too. *sigh* So much for summer)

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