Today is World Baking Day apparently, who knew?! So in honour of this very good excuse to make and eat cakes, myself and little Miss Allegra spent some time in the kitchen trying our hand at some cupcakes. Yum.
Now, what I probably should mention is that we had somewhat of a head-start on the cupcakes or rather a bit of a cheat, as we were armed with Morrisons’ Confetti Cupcake Kit: pretty much all you need in a box to create the perfect cupcakes, just add 1 egg and 60mls of milk, oh and a bit of butter for the icing is required, and that’s pretty much it. Everything else is in the box.
Given how baking with my toddler can be a little on the stressful side (she refuses to accept that she can’t eat cake mix no matter how many times I warn her of the dangers of consuming raw egg…!), I’m actually a bit of a fan of these kits as they tend to be straight-forward to use and mean we can get in and out of the baking/kitchen experience fairly speedily! However, I’ve had mixed results with them and the cakes have never really turned out all that brilliantly. This was the first time I’d used a kit from Morrisons though, so I approached with an open mind (as I do in all cake situations).
So, we grabbed the box:
We put the cake mix in a bowl and added an egg and the milk:
We mixed it up and then we added the confetti sprinkles and mixed those in too.
We baked them in the oven for 15 minutes, then took them out to cool. Then we (well, truth be told, I… Allegra had more or less lost interest by this point…) mixed the icing with the butter and then Allegra – assisted by Richmond Daddy – decorated the 6 cupcakes we had baked:
And then they were done!
Then we scoffed them after our dinner! YUM!!
Honestly, they were DEEEEEEEE-LICIOUS as Miss Allegra would say (and did). Light and fluffy, the sponge was gorgeous and the butter icing was really really yummy. In fact, as a treat I let Allegra oversee the most important part of any cake baking… licking the spoon with the icing on it!
Happy World Baking Day!
Disclosure: We were sent a Morrisons’ Home Baking Confetti Cupcake kit (RRP £1.59) for the purposes of this review but all opinions are honest and our own.