Today we we supported SAFE (Stop Abuse For Everyone) by participating in a ‘cafe’ event. ‘We’ are Family Lawyers and regularly represent the survivors of Domestic Violence in local courts however, due to the withdrawal of Public Funding in the UK for many cases, today’s event was about supporting those who have no recourse to public funds. It was a good opportunity to support a worthwhile cause and meet some interesting people.
So, soon after 6am this morning I was decorating 72 mini cupcakes……and in corporate colours!!!! That’s dedication to my job, even if I say so myself. It gave us an advantage over the other participants. Free food always brings in the crowds!
For those wanting the recipe, it was my go to easy basic sponge cake recipe of
250g unsalted butter
250g self raising flour
250g caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 teaspoon baking powder
Cream together butter and sugar.
Add flour, baking powder vanilla essence and eggs carefully and mix.
Add water if necessary to get batter to dropping consistency
I pipe my batter into the cupcake cases and fill to about 2/3 full
Then pop into a warmed oven (160 fan) for about 15mins for mini cupcakes (24 to a tray)
Now, I froze these little beauties because I made them overs the weekend (when I had time), defrosted them overnight and iced/decorated that at 6am this morning.
500g icing sugar
Very simple: mix together! Add water if consistency is too stiff to pipeAnd decorate to your liking
We had so many positive comments about the cakes I’m beginning to question my career choice…..