Girly Vanilla Cupcakes with Sparkles

More cupcakes! Really that is all I need to say, with my new food mixer and drawers full of baking treats I got for Christmas it was time to experiment. So this time I decided to make Girly Vanilla Cupcakes with Sparkles and here is how;


  • 100g of Plain Flour
  • 100g of Sugar
  • 1tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1/2tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 175g of Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 1tsp of Pink Food Colouring
  • 2tbsp of Edible Red Glitter
  • 100g of Icing Sugar


Girly Vanilla Cupcakes with Sparkles
Girly Vanilla Cupcakes with Sparkles


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C
  2. Prepare your bun tin with your paper cake cases for later
  3. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt together
  4. Then add 100g of the butter and mix until crumbly
  5. Add the 2 eggs and whisk untill smooth
  6. Finally add the vanilla extract and mix in thoroughly
  7. Pour the mixture evenly into the cake cases
  8. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes
  9. Once cooked allow to cool thoroughly
  10. Once cool cream the rest of the butter and icing sugar together then add the pink food colouring and stir in thoroughly
  11. Then use to decorate the top of the cupcakes, either by hand with a palette knife or use an icing bag
  12. Then for a final touch dust with edible glitter

Not only were these Girly Vanilla Cupcakes with Sparkles so so pretty but they were also delicious too. I usually do not mess around with my sponge recipe too much as it always comes out perfectly moist and fluffy too. The butter cream frosting was yummy too, just be careful when using food colouring as it can become salty, but if you use just the right amount you will be fine. The edible sparkles finished off the cupcakes just beautifully too, I will have to invest in some more colours! To top it off my fiance was on hand with his camera to take some great pictures too!


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