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Strawberry Cup Cakes Food

Photographs by: Kyra O’Reilly, Paperchase (background)

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Pretty cakes that everyone will love! You will need: Equipment

Groceries

115g/ 4 oz Caster Sugar 115g/ 4oz Butter, soft 175g /5oz Self Raising Flour 150g / 6 oz Icing Sugar 2 Eggs 1 Tablespoon Milk 12 Toppings of your Choice

Photographs by: Kyra O’Reilly, Paperchase (background)

12 Cake Cases Muffin Pan Pink Food Coluring Strawberry Essence Wooden Spoon Mixing Bowl

Food

*This recipe makes 12 cupcakes

Instructions 1. Separate the cake cases into the muffin pan. 2. Put all the caster sugar and the butter into a mixing bowl and cream together until it is pale and fluffy. 3. Gradually beat in the eggs. 4. Stir in the milk, strawberry essence and the food colouring. 5. Fold in the flour. 6. Divide the mixture into the cases and bake for 12 - 15 minutes at 200oC

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Food

four teacups and saucers from a charity shop for just £4.00. Bargain!

Photographs by: Kyra O’Reilly, Paperchase (background)

To add a bit of old fashioned elegance to your feast, you could place your cupcakes on lace doilies and add matching vintage teapots. Tea, of course, is a an essential. But how about mixing it up with fruit tea or green tea? Better yet, you could make it pink themed event and have Strawberry, Cranberry and Raspberry flavoured treats and fruit tea in the same flavours.

Toppings To make the icing: Sift the icing sugar into a bowl and add warm water a little at a time. Stir the mixture and keep adding watr until all the icing sugar is dissolved and the icing is thick, but able to be spooned out. When the cakes are baked, put a blob of icing in the middle of each of the cakes and add your toppings before it cools and hardens. In the pictures, we used Sugar Roses and Posh Pearls from Asda. But you could also decorate them with sprinkles, PAGE 22

jelly diamonds, hundreds and thousands, and hundreds of other toppings.

How To... Create Your Own Vintage Tea Party Using this recipe, you can make some beautiful cupackes that would look just perfect at a tea party. Simply pop your cupcakes into some fancy looking teacups and arrange however you like. We got this Ming China set of January 2011

Your guests could come in fancy dresses in vintage designs, with pink accessories. Another theme could be roses, with rose petals on the table as decorations and floral print dresses. Or, picking up on the fruity theme, you could have raspberry jelly. All you do is put lots of raspberries in a glass, fill with raspberry jelly (and a little champagne if you’re feeling festive) and leave to set. No tea party is complete without tiny sandwiches, but how about dessert sandwiches? Just as cute, but more sweet. Words: Kyra O’Reilly

Cupcakes  

A how to article for a niche magazine based on vintage. This tells you how to make 'cup' cakes for a vintage inspired tea party.

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