Sunday, April 6, 2008

Pretty in Pink

Who can resist a pink cupcake? I had a ball decorating these cupcakes for our recent tea party. These are the Turkish Delight cupcakes- with a piece of turkish delight inside each cupcake and finished with a rose scented butter icing.

The recipe was Nigella's basic cupcake recipe - you can find it here:
http://wwwthinkingaboutfood.blogspot.com/2007/12/ken-woods-day-out.html
I had some gorgeous butterfly cupcake cases for these and I found some lovely pink sprinkles for the decorations, as well as piping some pink flowers for the tops. They looked resplendant stacked on my pretty pink tiered cake stand!
Here is the recipe for the buttercream frosting- I added pink food colouring and a tbsp of rosewater - this makes an enormous amount, I could easily have halved it to ice 24 cupcakes! I ended up using the leftover frosting on a sponge cake!

Vanilla buttercream frosting

200g softened butter
½ c milk
1 tbsp vanilla extract
8 cups icing sugar

(makes 4 cups-enough for 24 cupcakes.
Keeps 1 week)

Cream butter for 1-2 minutes. Add the milk, vanilla extract and half of the sifted icing sugar, and beat for at least 3 minutes or until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add the remaining icing sugar and beat for a further 3 minutes or until the mixture is light and fluffy and of a spreadable consistency. Add extra milk if the mix is too dry or extra icing sugar if too wet.

If you wish to colour or flavour the buttercream, this is the time to do it.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, Linda! Well done! I have never seen red Turkish Delight before. As the packet shows roses - is it rose flavoured? Can you taste roses? I ask because I could only get my hands on Turkish Delight with pistachios on them but they don't taste like pistachios - just like yeast. I don't like the yeast flavour as it is very strong in this Turkish Delight. Your cupcakes are a real delight - they look so pretty - hihihi pretty in pink is the name of a film but the title suits your cupcakes :-).
Nanette XX

Rhyleysgranny said...

They look just glorious Linda.So pretty What a lovely idea. I saw a recipe recently for hiding a mini egg in the middle. I just love your pics and presentation. You put so much into it
xxx

culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess said...

They're gorgeous Linda, you're so talented with the piping work :)

Fabulous photos, really stunning.

Kerry said...

Wow Linda, they look and sound beautiful

Schufafrei said...

Wow what a nice color and nice layer.i like it very much.

Anna said...

That's a great idea! I'll have to make these for my Dad, he adores turkish delight, and they look so gorgeous on the cake stand!