Friday 13 October 2017

DIY Wedding Favour Cupcakes

In A Beginner's Guide To Saying I Do, Ruth loves the idea of making her own handmade wedding favours, so I thought I'd share one of the ideas she likes the look of: Love Hearts Cupcakes.

They're easy to make, plus you can customise them to match your own colour scheme. Plus, if you add a tag, you personalise them, even using them as place settings!

The recipe makes 12 cupcakes.

You will need:

125g butter (room temperature)
125g caster sugar
125g self-raising flour
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
Icing Sugar
Food colouring (optional)
Flavouring (optional)
Love Hearts Sweets
Other toppings/sprinkles (optional)

Cellophane bags
Curling ribbon

To make:

Pre-heat your oven to 180C and line a 12-hole bun tray with paper cases of your choice.

Cream the butter using an electric whisk. Add the caster sugar and beat until the mixture is pale and fluffy.

Beat the eggs in a separate bowl. Once beaten, add to the sugar and butter mixture a little bit at a time, making sure you beat well each time.

Add the vanilla extract. Sieve in the flour, folding it into the mixture until you can no longer see any flour.

Spoon the mixture into the cake cases, filling them to about two thirds full.

Bake in the oven for around 20 minutes and then cool on a wire rack.

Once the cakes are cool, make up the icing sugar according to the packet. Add the food colouring of your choice (or leave white if you'd prefer). You can also flavour the icing at this point if you'd like to.

Cover the tops of the cakes with the icing sugar, smoothing and spreading with the back of a spoon. Pop a Love Heart sweet in the centre, adding any additional toppings before the icing sets.

Leave to set, then pop each cupcake into a cellophane bag, adding curling ribbon for decoration.

Three women. Three weddings. But who will say I do – and who will say I don’t?

Ruth can’t quite believe she’s managed to snag The One but when he proposes, she can finally accept that she’s found her happily ever after. But when Ruth finds herself booking her dream church for just six weeks away, she starts to panic. You can’t plan a whole wedding at such short notice. Can you?

Trina has only just walked down the aisle, but she’s already starting to question whether they can make their marriage work. Will they survive the honeymoon period, or have they just made a very big – and very expensive – mistake?

Erin has somehow found herself agreeing to be a bridesmaid for the tackiest wedding known to man. With drunk hens, ridiculous outfits and a terrifying wedding planner, just what has Erin signed up for?


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