I have never really been one for Valentines day but it is a excuse to bake some yummy cupcakes with Lilly. Our favorite thing to do together is bake, and although it can be a challenge with a toddler we always have fun. With it being Valentines day on Saturday i thought we would try and make some red velvet cupcakes, which is something i have never baked before but they are Valentines appropriate.
Although they didnt turn out very red, they are still very tasty even my fussy toddler was asking for more. The standard topping with red velvet is a cream cheese frosting, i really dont like cream cheese on cupcakes so we opted for a simple butter frosting and decorated with hearts which Lilly placed every single one on, one by one! I couldnt find any cute red cupcake cases so i just used these cute ones from asda which have cupcakes all over them. These cupcakes are a little more difficult to make than a standard vanilla cupcake but are so worth it. We used a recipe from Nigella's website which i will leave below.
For the butter icing i used the standard 1 part butter to 2.5 icing sugar and mixed for about 10 mins until thick. If needed add 2 tablespoons of milk but dont add it until the end and only if needed.