Cupcakes with sprinkles.

cupcake frosting

Swirl of vanilla frosting and 100’s and 1000’s.

 

These remind me of birthday parties I attended when growing up in Australia. Not a cupcake in sight but ubiquitous on party tables was fairy bread; white sliced bread spread with margarine and sprinkled with hundreds and thousands. The ingredients in these cupcakes are much better quality but they are evocative of simpler times. Anyone else grow up with fairy bread? Did it exist in the UK?

These are vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting. Couldn’t be more simple but they are delicious. A tip for those of you who make your own cupcakes – brush the top of the cupcakes with vanilla syrup before frosting, it makes them even more delicious. Make simple syrup with equal weights of water and sugar (vanilla sugar if you have some). Allow the sugar to dissolve over a low heat in a small saucepan and then bring to the boil. You could infuse with a piece of vanilla pod or add some vanilla extract once it has cooled.

Cupcakes are available to order by the dozen – see the product list on the website for the full cake flavour list.

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