Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes Frosted as an Artist’s Colour Pallet



  • 250 g Butter
  • 300 g Caster Sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 Cups Self Raising Flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tsp (15 ml) Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp (5ml) Vanilla Essence
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180oC

  2. Cream the butter until it has a light yellow colour and a fluffy consistency

  3. Add the sugar to the butter and mix it thoroughly until the sugar starts dissolving and the consistency becomes smooth and very light in colour

  4. Add the eggs into the mixture (1 egg at a time – and mixing each egg thoroughly into the mixture before then next is added)

  5. Scrape down the sides of the mixing bow to make sure all of the butter, sugar and egg is combined

  6. Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl and add to the butter, sugar and egg mixture

  7. Add the milk and vanilla essence and mix thoroughly, ensuring that the mixture is completely mixed and does not have any lumps in it

  8. Divide the batter into 3 separate bowls

  9. Add about 1 tablespoon of food colouring to each bowl and mix thoroughly (using whichever colours you desire)

  10. Prepare a muffin tray with paper cupcake holders

  11. Spray with some non stick spray

  12. Scoop the batter into the cupcake holders – about ¾ full

  13. It is very important that you fill all the cupakes to the same level, so that they will all be the same size once they are cooked

  14. Bake these in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes or until cooked through (making sure that it does not burn or dry out)

  15. Cool down completely before decorating

Royal Icing:


  • 2 – 3 tablespoons of water

  • 1 – 2 cups of Icing Sugar

  • Food Colouring


  1. Add enough water to the icing sugar until it reaches a thick, spreadable consistency.

  2. Divide the icing into three separate bowls and colour each one a different colour

  3. Once the cup cakes have cooled down completely, start decorating them by spreading the coloured Royal icing onto the cupcakes (combining the colours to your preference)

  4. Decorate further with any sort of sweet or candy to your liking