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Valentines Day Cupcakes with FREE printable topper

Valentines Day CupcakesA scrumptious vanilla Valentines Day cupcake combined with some DIY Valentines Fun of a FREE printable

Everyone loves a delicious, light cupcake and these are perfect for a little Valentines Day treat! Not only is there a delicious recipe for you to make but we’ve a cute-as-a-button printable as well –  perfect for surprising the kids with some afternoon tea or  ideal for if they wanted to take cupcakes to school for gifts for their little loved ones. Today’s gorgeous post is by Rebecca Low.

cake1Ingredients
125g butter
3/4C (180g) caster sugar
1t vanilla
2 eggs
11/2C (225g) plain flour
11/2t baking powder
1/2C milk

Frosting
100g butter, softened
2C icing sugar
Splash milk
Good pinch salt
1t vanilla

cakesHelpful tip: Cakes turn out best when all ingredients are at room temperature!

Method
Step 1: Preheat oven to 180˚C.

Step 2: Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Step 3: Add vanilla.

Step 4: Add eggs one at a time, beating well.

Step 5: Sift flour and baking powder and fold into mixture with milk until combined.

Step 6: Pour into patty cases and fill to two thirds.

Step 7: Bake for 16 minutes or until cakes spring back when lightly touched.

Step 8: For the frosting, place all the ingredients into a mixer and beat for 6 minutes until light and fluffy. Pipe onto cupcakes.

Step 9: Cut out cake toppers (each design has a front and back but you can choose just the front if you prefer) and attach to toothpicks with double sided tape or a dot of glue.

Step 10: Insert into cupcakes and add some Valentines flair!

TOPPER FILES: cupcakeprintables

Enjoy!

About the Author: As a mum to two little ones, Catherine (3) and Charlie (20 months), Rebecca Low treats her work as her ‘zen’ time. Her third baby is her own business Rebecca Low Designs a place realized for Rebecca to explore her love for creating beautiful things. Rebecca is passionate about creating weddings that tell the bride and groom’s own story through her handmade wedding concept.

Like she’s not busy enough you will also find Rebecca designing and creating beautiful pieces for babies and kids with online shops via Etsy and Made ItHaving recently launched her first blog, Rebecca’s wish is to create a place where family, friends, brides and grooms to be, hand crafters and folks who like all things pretty, can come to enjoy a moment of sparkle each week and just ‘be’! Find all of her articles here.

PS And… Just to show you that the Baby Hints & Tips team are really living the ‘hints & tips’ themselves, here’s the cupcakes our own Editor Victoria whipped up for her son’s first day of school afternoon tea, complete with Rebecca’s adorable topper design!

Valentines Day Cupcakes

 

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