Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Pink cupcakes for Australia's Biggest Morning Tea
Tomorrow is Australia's Biggest Morning Tea to raise awareness and funds for cancer support. My work place is very supportive of social and community causes and I am lucky enough to be a member of the Community Committee.
I have baked 36 pink/purple vanilla cupcakes to contribute to the morning tea at work. I use the Hummingbird Bakery recipe which is the fluffiest recipe I know (and so simple).
I've started using a piping bag to put the icing on the cupcakes - but I really did lose the battle with the bag tonight. There is pink icing from one end of my kitchen to the other! This is the second bag I've tried, and with the current Tupperware catalogue sitting on my desk at work, I am very tempted to buy the Tupperware piping bag and try it out.
I've also started using my Grandmother's old mix master instead of my trusty handheld mixer. Making cupcakes is so much simpler! I can now multi-task while I mix. I am tempted to buy a KitchenAid, but maybe not right now.
Also now a fan of Smarties on cupcakes - they worked really well for my last bunch and feedback from my work friends was that Smarties made the cupcakes really good!