• Glorious Chocolate Cupcakes

    If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you probably already saw the photos with the products that I received from MeInCupcake. They were really kind to send me tools to make my job easier when baking. And when my eldest requested cupcakes I said why not and made the above. View this post on Instagram Thank you so much @meincupcake for the fab products you sent! We can't wait to bake! A post shared by Otilia Stocks (@otilia.stocks) on Jun 5, 2015 at 12:06am PDT I still need to use some of the products I received but I did use these very pretty purple flower cupcake cases and the Wilton…

  • Red velvet cupcakes

    I baked these cupcakes a while ago but never really found the time to write about them. But now that we are about to celebrate the orthodox Easter I thought it will be a good opportunity. When I look at the pictures I get the feeling of fresh and spring so if you already celebrated Easter I am sure that you could still bake the cupcakes and decorate them for Spring instead. Well that if you actually see any signs of spring where you are 🙂 Here we still have a lot of rain and it’s still chilli – not at all like spring I must say. 5.0 from 1…

  • Halloween Citrus Cupcakes

    Last minute Halloween Citrus Cupcakes they should really be called. Just after I let my eldest go to school with her grandmother I started making these. They are inspired from Fiona Cairns Monster Cupcakes and they are just fab!   It all took about an hour and a half under the close supervision of my youngest – only 22 months at the moment and very clingy at the moment. Some of the tasks were done with her in my arms of course. Ingredients for batter: 250g unsalted butter, softened, diced 250g self-rising flour 1 tsp baking powder finely grated zest of 2 large oranges and juice of 1/2 250g golden…

  • Halloween Pumpkin Cupcakes

    As promised yesterday here it is the recipe for the Pumpkin Cupcakes. I know they don’t look as great as others but it is my first time and the taste is incredible so i can be forgiven don’t you think? Ingredients for buns: 60 gr of pumpkin puree 250 gr plain flour 5 small eggs 1/2 cup evaporated milk 1 cup soft brown sugar 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla extract Ingredients for the topping: 150 gr of butter at the room temperature 50 gr icing sugar 3 tbsp of orange juice straight from a fresh orange  …

  • Cupcakes with white chocolate icing

    Baby A had chicken pox for about a week so on Monday we spend all day at home. Every time we stay home Kara wants to bake with mummy. she asked for cupcakes but without the creamy icing. Yes she’s a strange child that doesn’t like things that are too sweet. And believe me my butter icing has half the sugar that’s usually in normal cupcakes. But then I found some white cooking chocolate in the cupboard and decided to melt it and put it on top of the cupcakes. But without further ado here is the recipe. Ingredients for about 12 buns: 175g unsalted butter, softened 175g caster sugar…

  • Mini banana cupcakes

    Mini banana cupcakes

    For her birthday Kara received this cupcake kids kit. And since then she keeps nagging me to make some with her. This is why this weekend as a surprise I decided to make her happy. As we also had some bananas that saw better days I thought it is time for me to try and make some cupcakes with fruits in the actual cake. So this is what you need: – a mini cupcake silicon tray; Ingredients for the sponge: 125g unsalted butter, at room temperature 80g caster sugar 2 medium eggs 125g plain flour 2tsp baking powder 2 small/medium bananas, mashed Ingredients for cream: 125g unsalted butter 100g icing…

  • Mother’s Day Millies Giveaway

    The wonderful people from Millie’s Cookies are offering the readers of this blog the chance to win one of their fantastic Mother’s Day yummy cupcakes! I bet any mum will be over the moon to receive a box of these don’t you think? Millie’s Cookies spoils us again! Look how yummy these other cupcakes look: Cookie Cupcake Both products are available already in store and the Iced Giant Cookies can be personalised for Mother’s Day, decorated with the design or message of your choice. They can be ready for you in only 40 minutes! Here is what Millie’s says about their new products: Heading up the new range is a…