Vanilla Cupcakes Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Vanilla Cupcakes
with Sheila Jones
Skill level: Easy
HD Lessons: 1
Decorating time: 45 mins
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1. Lesson 1

1. Preheat the oven to 150C (fan oven)
2. Break eggs into a jug and lightly beat together.
3. Cream margarine (or butter) and castor sugar till light and fluffy.
4. Pour eggs slowly into mixture and beat well in between.
5. Add the vanilla extract and beat well.
6. Sift in the flour and cornflour, and add the baking powder. Combine till just mixed in and no more.
7. Add the milk and gently mix in.
8. Half fill the muffin cases with the mixture.
9. Bake in the oven for 18 – 20 minutes till pale golden in colour.
10. Place the cupcakes on a wire tray to cool down.
11. Decorate when cold. We usually do this within the hour.
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Ever had frustration at not being able to bake that perfect cupcake? Help is at hand as we have teamed up again with Mrs Jones who takes you through the whole delicious vanilla cupcake recipe from start to finish. Watch out for the second part of the shoot when the cupcakes come out the oven there was one missing before the cameras were turned on. All I can say was it was delicious.

For any questions arising from this course please post on the Q&A Section and have a quick search to see if the question’s been asked before.


Sheila Jones

Sheila Jones

Taught by her Mum to bake, many of you will recognise Mrs Jones as our expert baker. She is also an accomplished cake decorator. As a former nurse and midwife, Sheila has turned her passion for creating delicious, elegant, bespoke cakes into a very successful business. Over the years, Sheila's baking skills have been consolidated by achieving a professional diploma of PME Masterclass Certificates in Sugarcraft, Sugar Flowers Royal Icing and Piping, and she has worked with the very best of cake decorators in the country. She is Chair of the Glasgow Branch for the British Sugarcraft Guild, a member of the Scottish Association of Master Bakers and a founding member of the Glasgow Baking Club. You will all recognise her as the baking expert on our online tutorials. It was one of her students who said that 'Mrs Jones' kitchen is where we bake, learn, laugh and indulge'.
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