How To Bake AND Decorate Perfectly Simple Vanilla Cupcakes
In this video, I show you how to bake delicious vanilla cupcakes using a very simple recipe. (I'm using bettyskitchen's recipe. She's great. Check her out!) Then, I show you how to decorate them using homemade buttercream icing and Wilton sprinkles. (see seriouscakes video for a great buttercream recipe). Cupcake Recipe: 1 cup of sugar 1 1/2 sticks of butter (3/4 of a cup) 1 1/2 cups of self-rising flour 1-2 tablespoons of warm water 1 tsp vanilla extract (or extract of your choice) 3 eggs **To make the cupcakes more white, use 4 EGG WHITES instead of 3 whole eggs. ***Optional: Food colorings of your choice Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Gather all of your ingredients. Begin by creaming your butter and sugar together until fluffy. Then, in 3 separate additions, add your flour and eggs. (1/2 cup of flour & 1 egg at a time, blend, repeat until all is incorporated). Add your water and extracts. Blend. At this point, you can divide the batter equally into separate bowls to add color if you wish. Put the batter into the 12 cupcake liners. If you use more than one color, just layer the colors on top of each other until you have no batter left. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Frost and decorate as desired! The most important thing to remember when decorating is that there is NO right or wrong way to do it. Just have fun! Like me on Facebook!!