The kids and I love to make cakes, but with 3 such small children it is often hard to find the time, so we have perfected the art of the busy Mum’s cupcake ( with a small amount of ‘cheating’)
We bake some standard sponge cupcakes, using Annabel Karmel’s sponge recipe, which is the best I have found. Then we pipe on some ready made icing. I use disposable icing piping bags from Lakeland and Betty Crocker ready made icing.
Add some sprinkles, and you have some impressive looking cupcakes.
Just don’t tell anyone I didn’t make the icing myself.
They look good… Yes please!! PS. Congrats on the Finalist news! 🙂
Thanks Emma, and you! 🙂
They look great! I am actually a big fan of Betty Crocker products! And it’s great for when the kids have their friends over – so quick and easy!
Saving Mummys Money
Those look amazing x
They look very yummy. Anything like my house they don’t last long after they’ve been made either.
I must learn how to cheat!
Michelle Twin Mum
That icing actually looks really nice, does it taste good too? I am all for a bit of cheating!
Love it that Science Sparks has made the finals, big well done for lots of hard work. Mich x
Fiona Cambouropoulos @coombemill
Can’t beat a good cupcake, who cares if the icing is homemade, certainly not the kids helping!
They look awesome! I might have to get some of that cheat icing! Thanks for sharing on family frolics! 🙂
icing does freeze well. You could make triple batches of the good stuff and then store them in the freezer in those disposable piping bags. pull one out of the freezer when you’re cooking the cupcakes and it’s ready to go. All the chemicals in the ready frosting freaks me out.