Party Cakes

Pretty, yummy, easy cakes for all occasions. Top with kids stuff or posh stuff – either way all your guests will love them – mine do!

250g castor sugar
250g softened butter
250g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1-2 drops vanilla essence
4 tbsp full fat milk
4 large eggs
24 muffin cases
80g soft butter
500g icing sugar sifted

Beat the sugar & butter together until light and creamy, along with the vanilla essence. One by one add the eggs and beat until fully incorporated. Sift the flour and baking powder and add to the batter and fold very gently adding the milk until you have a soft cake mixture. Divide the mixture evenly between the muffin cases and and place in a pre heated oven 190c/gas 5 for about 20 minutes, until lightly golden and risen.
Once the cakes are cool, beat the butter and icing sugar together and add a little milk until you have a soft buttercream. Decorate the the cakes and decorate – best served on doilies and pretty plates.