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March 29, 2012

LET'S PARTY CUPCAKES! Step-by-step recipe for kids

Can't believe its been 7 months since my last post... time just flies and life entangles you. My childhood buddy made me realise just what I had been missing and made me get back to it...thank you Sunshine..., hope I post loads of yummy stuff for you guys esp. the one's who write in to me all the time...keep those suggestions and comments coming!
Today we are going to do these colourful party cupcakes that are oh so loved by kiddos and are a breeze to put together!The flavours here are specially to please the kids, there's  pineapple/ lemon and Vanilla flavoured cake base with a tangy lemony frosting and sweet strawberry jelly to put it all together for a dream kiddo experience!!
You need-
for the cupcakes-
  • Plain flour- 1 and 1/2 cups
  • Cornflour- 1/2 cup
  • Powdered sugar- 3/4 cup
  • Baking powder- 3 level teaspoons
  • Curd- 2 tbsp
  • Milk-3/4 cup
  • Pineapple/ lemon/ Vanilla food flavours
  • Salt- 1/4 tsp
  • Butter- 50 gms melted
  • Egg-1
for the lemony custard frosting-
  • Milk-3/4 cup
  • Custard powder- 2 tbsp
  • Egg yolk-1
  • Lemon juice-1/2 tsp 
  • Sugar- 2 tbsp
for finishing-
  • 1 packet Instant Strawberry jelly
  • Sugar sprinkles/ hundreds and thousands
Prepare to set the jelly at least 3-4 hours in advance, acc to instructions on the packet but use 1/2 cup less water than called for because we need a firmer jelly for this.Cube after setting and keep refrigerated.
 for cupcakes-
Preheat oven to 180 C and line 12 muffin trays.
Take a large mixing bowl and sieve in the flour, cornflour, baking powder and salt. Combine the wet ingredients together i.e Milk, curd, butter and egg and give them a good shake. Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and add sugar, combine well. Pour out into smaller bowls and add pineapple/ lemon/ vanilla flavours, carefully spoon into the prepared muffin trays and bake for 20-25 mins till well risen and golden.let cool before frosting.
for frosting-
Stir in Custard powder into the Milk, add yolk, lemon juice and sugar and cook stirring constantly till thick, let cool and pour into piping bag.
for final assembly-
Pipe whirls of Lemony custard frosting on top of each cooled cupcake,arrange the jelly cubes and lastly sprinkle the hundreds and thousands...let the kids rock!!!

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Charley April 8, 2012 at 9:33 AM  

I super duper love your cupcakes! Thanks for sharing these!

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