Pink Cupcakes

Pretty Pink cupcakes
Pretty Pink cupcakes

IMG_20140626_165553[1] IMG_20140623_164236[1] If you are planning an all girls party for your little girl with a Pretty Pink theme , try baking these easy to make cupcakes. They turn out not only delicious but sit very pretty on the table. Stand back and watch those squeals of delight and the oohs and aah s , as your girl shows them off with pride to her friends from school and the neighborhood. I have baked cup cakes so many times before. but this is the first time, I tried my hand at fancy icing. This time I used cream and sugar icing keeping in mind the guests but next time I will try the butter cream frosting for a stiffer icing. IMG_20140623_164411[1] IMG_20140623_163950[1] IMG_20140623_165117[1] For the Cup cakes: ( makes 10-12)

  • 110 g Butter at room temperature
  • 125 g castor sugar
  • 110 g flour
  • 2  eggs at room temperature
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 drops pink food color
  • 1/4 tsp. lemon zest
  • A few Strawberries or cherries chopped

Beat the butter and sugar well. Add eggs one by one and beat again. Sieve the flour and baking powder and add to the egg mixture little by little. Add the zest and the color. Spoon the mixture into silicon or any other greased cupcake molds . Insert a chopped berry in the middle.

Bake at 180 º C for 20 to 25 minutes till a knife comes out clean. Cool on a rack.

 

For the Icing:

  • 2 cups  whipping cream
  • 3-4 Tbs. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Chill the bowl and whisk attachment  for 5 min. in the freezer. Pour the  cream into the bowl and whisk on high speed until it just starts to thicken. Slow the speed down to medium and  pour in the sugar little at a time. Continue to whisk until soft peaks form. Add the vanilla extract and continue to whisk by hand until the cream is smooth, and stiff peaks form (the cream will stand up straight when the whisk is raised). Brush the inside of an icing bag with pink color and fill in the cream. Pipe from the center to the outside. Decorate with silver balls or confetti.

 

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I have made enough batches to take along for the                         Fiesta Friday 22 ,co-hosted by

 Angie@ The novicegardener, Elaine@foodbod and   Prudy@Butter, Basil and Breadcrumbs . I have been partying at The Novice Gardener for the past four or five weeks and I have to say it is an amazing place to party, being hosted beautifully by Angie and her friends , who make sure each and every guest is comfortable and having a nice time. Their warmth has made me a regular at their parties. If you haven’t been to Fiesta Friday ,come along with me  ……..

 

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50 Comments Add yours

  1. Lori says:

    These are absolutely gorgeous Skd!! Love them!!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Lori 🙂

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  2. They look fabulous, skd 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear 🙂

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  3. I am droooooling over the pics!! Looks awesome 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you sooo much 🙂

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  4. sarahgiebens says:

    They are so cute! I’m sure the girls loved them and the party was a hit 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Yes , it sure was. Thank you soo much 🙂

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  5. Ayesha says:

    pretty!! 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Ayesha 🙂

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  6. Hari Qhuang says:

    One word: WOW!
    😀

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    1. skd says:

      It’s a wonderful compliment. Thanks 🙂

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  7. thebrookcook says:

    Yum! I love the dragees on top- sparkly fun! 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks 🙂 Just something eye catching for my little guests

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  8. Jhuls says:

    Awww! These cupcakes are so adorable. The little girls would definitely scream when they see cupcakes as beautiful as these. 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Jhuls 🙂 The little ones are so innocent and easy to please. It’s always fun to be with kids ❤ ❤ ❤

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  9. Welcome to Fiesta Friday Skd! And look at these absolutely gorgeous cupcakes you brought to our table this week! Wow.. so beautiful. I’m just sorry that this is a virtual party, because I’d honestly be sitting at the table right next to these cupcakes! I’m a true cupcake girl. I love the colors… I love the fluffiness of the frosting… They’re perfect! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipe to make these…I just hope I can make mine as pretty as yours! ❤

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you for such a warm welcome Prudy. You are an amazing host 🙂 I am so happy you liked them. I wish technology was clever enough to let us download food. Just imagine !!!! We would have so much more fun at the Fiesta. And I absolutely love your blog. Wonderful recipes you always share 🙂

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  10. LFFL says:

    Oh, my WORD! I am SO in love with the pink cupcakes here! What a gorgeous color!!! I love how girly they are.

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    1. skd says:

      I am so happy you love them Cita 🙂 Wish I could get you to taste them.And for all your lovely words, I wish your team wins at the world cup 😉

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      1. LFFL says:

        Woot, woot!

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  11. Tracey says:

    Oooooh Aaaaw
    Love these

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    1. skd says:

      Yay 🙂 Thank you Tracey 🙂

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  12. Omg cutest cupcakevi have ever seen

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    1. skd says:

      Aww… Thank you so much. It surely is encouraging 🙂

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  13. Love this idea. Pearls and roses would be so pretty for a Tea.

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  14. skd says:

    Thank you so much ☺ It really worked out well.
    And thanks again for stopping by my blog. It was missing your presence 😔

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  15. Grace says:

    So pretty. They almost look too pretty to eat.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Grace ☺

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  16. Whoa! these look gorgeous! 😀

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks dear ☺

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  17. Michelle says:

    Aww these are so pretty

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Michelle☺

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  18. Wow, these are beautiful! You are obviously a pro. Can’t believe this is your first time working with “fancy icing.” Perfect execution! 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Angie☺ The entries to your party are so amazing. Have to make an extra effort to come close LOL

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  19. alifemoment says:

    These cupcakes looks delicious and beautiful, so hungry right now! Loved the photos,too! 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks dear☺ How I wish I could share this with you. Wish I was in your neighborhood LOL, then I would have traded my cupcakes for your yummy cheese and pasta 😋

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      1. alifemoment says:

        Lol, that would have made a really nice meal! 🙂

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      2. skd says:

        You bet 👍

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  20. These a just gorgeous. …pinky pinky….

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    1. skd says:

      Yeah, …girly girly… 🙂

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  21. Ummey @notbikiniready says:

    Confession : I come back to this post every now and then to stare at these pink cupcakes 😂❤️

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    1. skd says:

      Awww… that’s so sweet of you. Wish Wish Wish I could get you to taste them 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Nicole ☺ 💕

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