Happy Wednesday! I hope your week is going well so far friends? I have something here that could improve it!
I’ve partnered up with the Cake Decorating Store to give you the chance to win absolutely everything you need to make some seriously amazing looking cupcakes! When I first started out baking seriously I was frustrated that I couldn’t make cupcakes that looked like the ones you see in shops (and on blogs!) and it’s taken me years to get to the point where I can make cupcakes that are seriously impressive, like my Rocky Road Cupcakes or my Nutella and Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes!
In fact, when I first started experimenting with nozzles, I made these cupcakes and was really pleased with them. To look at them now, they look like a horrible disaster! The frosting is clearly far too runny and the colours are…. interesting!
Over time, I realised that making showstopping cupcakes is simple – you just need the right tools! Most important are the nozzles – use the right one and you’ll get the right result. A large ice cream scoop is also invaluable – use it to scoop the batter into the cases, and all your cupcakes will be identically sized.
Of course, it’s important to also use a great recipe, like my favourite ever vanilla cupcake recipe, and my foolproof cream cheese frosting, which pipes incredibly thick and holds its shape really well on cupcakes. The enemy to really impressive cupcakes is a soft frosting (a hot summers day can make things trickier), so once you’ve finished mixing your frosting together, if it’s remotely soft, pop into the fridge before you pipe it.
This giveaway contains everything you could possibly need to make amazing looking cupcakes! The Cake Decorating Store were kind enough to let me pick it all out myself, and I picked the things that I now use to give my cupcakes a professional look.
The value of the giveaway is over £50 and one lucky winner will have all this arrive on their doorstep in time for Christmas! This is what you could win:
- One twelve hole cupcake pan (not pictured above)
- One cupcake batter scoop (you can use it for ice cream too!)
- Red and blue polka dot cupcake cases
- Red heart sprinkles
- Confetti sprinkles (these work great on a Rainbow Cake)
- Round piping tip – perfect for writing on cakes or cupcakes
- Wilton 1M nozzle (for the perfect iced swirl!)
- Wilton 2D nozzle (for beautiful rose cupcakes)
- Wilton petal nozzle (to make pretty ruffle cakes like this)
- Wilton disposable icing bags
- Sugarflair gel colouring: turquioise
- Sugarflair gel colouring: Poppy red
- Glitter dust: Blue
To enter, just follow me on Pinterest (my cupcakes board might be a good place for inspiration!) and leave me a comment telling me that you’ve done so and your pinterest user name. You’ve got until midnight on Tuesday 9th December to enter – we’ve got to make sure the winner gets their prize for Christmas!
Good luck everyone!