Free Cupcake Baking and Decorating Tutorial

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Cupcake Baking and Decorating Tutorial
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Easy Cake Decorating | Cakeflix - Beginner Level Courses
HD Lessons: 2
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1. How to make the cupcakes

First, Paul takes you through all the tools and ingredients needed to make the cupcakes. Then we go right into the action and begin baking!

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2. Decorating the cupcakes

Paul decorated the cupcakes with a lovely buttercream and jam filling.

Cupcake Baking and Decorating Tutorial

In this tutorial, Paul Bradford gives you this Free Cupcake Baking and Decorating recipe and baking instructions. If you are looking to make some beautiful little cupcakes that are perfect for any occasion, then this tutorial will guide you through step by step. These cupcakes are very quick and easy to make and decorate, perfect for anyone starting out on their baking journey, but also delicious and firm to decorate for the more experienced baker and cake decorator.

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  • 2 eggs
  • 115g self rising flour
  • 115g unsalted butter
  • 115 golden castor sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla paste/ extract
  • Jam 
  • Sprinkles


  • 115g unsalted butter
  • 300g icing sugar
  • Splash of milk
  • Paddle mixer
  • Spatulas
  • Teaspoons
  • Cupcake cases
  • 2 x cupcake trays
  • Bamboo stick
Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford´s mission is to ‘Empower people to achieve their cake decorating dreams’ by providing a range of cake decorating courses and online tutorials through their website, which currently teaches 195,000+ students.  


    • LidyChristy


      Thanks for the tutorial.
      If one cannot have self rising flour and needs to use plain flour , what quantity of baking powder will you need?

      • David Brice

        To get the ratio right to making your homemade version of self rising flour, add two teaspoons of baking powder for each 150g of plain flour. As 115g is used in this recipe add 1.5 teaspoons of baking powder to plain flour to get self rising.

  1. gwedderburn59

    How long do you beat the eggs and flour during intervals, and how long for the buttercream between intervals please.

    • David Brice

      Just keep mixing the eggs and flour until the mixture has blended together. The same with the buttercream, as soon as the mix has fully blended then more can be added.

  2. Lynette

    For the buttercream is it a 2 to 1 ratio icing sugar to butter. The recipe says 115 gms butter to 300 gms icing sugar. I couldnt tell what Paul said in the video (might have something to do with his Scottish accent lol)


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