Friday night is Date night, which basically means I don’t cook dinner. We pop out to meet a few friends for a drink, then generally Hubby will get a takeaway or cook something simple, he is a very good cook, but rarely has the time.
We have family over on Sunday, my eldest son and his girlfriend, so I thought I,d make some cupcakes, busy tomorrow. My eldest son is about 6ft 2, slim build and eats for England, as soon as he walks in the door, it’s a hug for mum, then straight to the kitchen to see what there is to eat 😏
I make the cake batter in the Kitchen Aid, I like to be able to see the consistency, I use an icecream scoop to put the batter into the cases, it makes them all even.
I make my own icing sugar in the Thermomix – 90 seconds at speed 10 and ta-da icing sugar at a third of the price of shop bought, then added butter, and in this case cocoa powder for butter icing, a quick wizz and then using a silicone spatula, put it in an icing bag with a star nozzle – I put it in the fridge for a while, just to firm it up a bit.
Vanilla cupcakes with chocolate butter icing and grated white chocolate – for my Baby Boy (22 yo and over a foot taller than me) – his favourites X
Happy Friday all X