When you live less, a little bit more always gets you excited. Just like here in Angola, when not everything is easily accessible (or accessible with a hefty price tag), the slightest thing just got me psyched.
My parents came last week. I am so happy, partly cause they’re here but even more because they’re bringing with them my new WILTON 1M nozzle. Yay… !!! Since Christmas is over, I need to think of a reason to bake (with a family with no real interest in sweet stuff, I really need to find audience for my “creation”).
After contemplating few made-up reasons, I decided that the most made-sense reason is to “celebrate” last day of work for this year. So I am bringing cupcakes tomorrow to hubby’s office. See, it made sense…. and I got to use my new 1M nozzle.
After my unsuccessful attempt to make roses from buttercream using rose nail and special nozzle for roses (#104 and #127), I found this excellent way of making buttercream roses in I Am Baker. Basically it’s just using 1M nozzle, but instead of going circle from the outer ring to the inner ring, you go from the center outwards.
For Buttercream, I used Less Sugar Buttercream recipe and below is the recipe for the cupcakes (inherited this from baking guru and she does not own a blog that I can link it too).
- 240 gr baking margarine
- 320 gr granulated sugar
- 4 eggs
- 400 gr cake flour
- 1 tbs + 1 tsp baking powder
- 250 mL milk
- Preheat oven 180 C
- Beat margarine and sugar until soft, add eggs one by one (keep beating)
- Add alternately, 2 tbs of flour (at a time) and little bit of milk until all are mixed (so your mixer can work easier)
- Then drop 2 teaspoons of this batter in each small cupcake lining.
- Bake for 20 minutes
- Yield 48 small cupcakes