Christmas Cupcakes!

I spend a very fun evening with my husband last night decorating cupcakes for the Tesco Christmas cupcake competition!

We didn't really go into it with a game plan, we just got everything cake related out of the cupboard and went mad.

This is a sample of what we produced! What you can't see is the bright green sponge cake. Not the most appetising thing in its raw state but it actually looks pretty cool when you bite into the cake.

The 'bloody' one is my husband's creation, he really got into it in the end and started to get a bit carried away! I thought he was going to start getting blow torches and liquid nitrogen out!

We are both going to send a pic of one of our creations into the competition. Today is the last day so hurry if you want to have a go!

*Edited to add the recipe I used for the cake;

(Makes about 12-15 cakes.)


75g softened butter
75g margarine
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons soya milk
Optional food dye!


Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla together until light and fluffy.
Beat in the eggs one at a time
Beat in the baking powder, flour and milk
Divide the mixture into cake cases in a fairy cake tin
Bake in a pre heated over for 15-20 minutes


  1. I have linked this to the new cupcake forum

    i hope that this is ok?



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