Children in Need day and the kids are going into school dressed as teachers!
The school are having a cake sale to raise funds so we obliged by creating these Children in Need Cupcakes.
So proud of the school for supporting such a great Charity.
What is Children in Need?
They raise money throughout the year to help disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. Every year in November, Children in Need has an appeal night where they run an evening full of entertainment, with celebrities usually making fools of themselves to help raise money.
Here is our favourite cupcake recipe, simple & easy to make and guaranteed to make light fluffy cupcakes every time!
We always use Stork Margarine for cakes, it is so soft and makes light work of mixing the cake mix up.
We also highly recommend Two Chicks egg whites product! Saves you the hassle of separating the egg yourself and no wasted yolks!
We like to pipe the mixture into the cupcake cases to keep it neat, but a spoon will do the job! Keep an eye on them in oven and remove when a pale golden colour.
Whilst they are cooling you can make your buttercream.
To make the best buttercream use Butter! We didn’t have any to hand so used Margarine here, it still tastes good but doesn’t hold itself as well as butter would! I used a 6 star closed nozzle tip to pipe the buttercream on the cupcakes.
How to pipe buttercream?
Start from outside edge and follow around the case until you reach where you started and circle inside until you reach middle, then stop squeezing and pull away to leave a small peak! You can go build it up bigger if you wanted, but my two find it too sickly with too much icing!
Sprinkle with your choice of decorations! We lucked out in with these cases we had already left from last year and the balls from Tesco! Perfect match!
Well, it’s now gone past midnight, I had to get this blog on tonight!!! At least I get to sit down tomorrow evening to watch the fun on TV?
That’s if I can stay awake?!! Don’t forget to donate to this great cause if you can? https://www.donate.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/
Hope you enjoy your Children in Need Cupcakes?!
Children in Need Cupcakes
- 300 g (2 Cups) Self Raising flour
- 140 g (1/2 cup) Margarine we use Stork
- 360 g (1 1/2 cups) Caster Sugar
- 4 Egg Whites We use Two Chicks brand
- 250 ml (1 cup) milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 200 g (1 cup) Butter
- 400 g (4 cups) Icing Sugar
- 1 tbsp Milk
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- sprinkles your choice, we used colours that represent children in need
Cupcakes- makes 24
- Preheat oven to fan 170°C (350F)
- In a large mixing bowl using an electric whisk on low, mix the butter and sugar together for 2 minutes until smooth and creamy
- Add egg whites and whisk for further 2 minutes
- Add the flour, milk and vanilla extract. Mix with a spoon at the start to prevent the whisk showering flour everywhere! Then use the whisk for 3 more minutes.
- Put cupcake liners in a 2 x cupcake tin. We like to pipe them in to just above halfway. You can spoon them in if prefered.
- Bake in oven for 15-18 mins they should have a pale golden colour when ready.
- Place on a cooling rack whilst you make your Icing.
- Beat butter in mixing bowl using a whisk for 2 minutes
- Add icing sugar, stir with a spoon to start. Then once settled into butter, whisk for 5 minutes.
- Add the milk and vanilla extract, whisk for 2 minutes
- Check the consistency of buttercream, add more icing sugar if too runny.
Take a look at our other recipes for more inspiration