Today is my birthday so thought it appropriate to celebrate with some vanilla cupcakes but could not decide between vanilla and chocolate icing so I made both. I finished these delectable treats off with a sprinkling of glitter. I have also heard this fun glitter called, pixie dust, fairy dust and crystals. I am now on the hunt for new colours. Its amazing how differently it reflects on the vanilla icing versus the chocolate icing – so pretty!
4 egg whites
1 cup sugar
¾ cup milk
2 tsp baking powder
1½ cups cake flour
¼ tsp salt
250g icing sugar
30ml cocoa powder
50g butter at room temperature
10ml vanilla essence
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Beat the egg whites until stiff and set aside.
- Cream the butter and sugar.
- Add the milk alternating with the dry ingredients.
- Fold in the egg whites.
- Divide the mixture into 12 prepared muffins tins and bake for 15 minutes.
- Beat all the ingredients together in a bowl for 3 minutes.
- Pipe over the cupcakes and sprinkle with glitter.
* If you are making vanilla icing, increase the icing sugar to 300g and omit the cocoa powder.
What a delicious way to celebrate! Happy birthday to you! You share the same birthday as my sister. I made her macarons, which didn’t turn out as nice as these cupcakes.
Yvonne, thank you for stopping by and for your lovely birthday wishes. Please wish your sister a Happy Birthday from me. 😀 I bet your macaroons were fantastic! Have a super day. 🙂
Happy, happy birthday – hope you get spoiled!
Thanks so much Amanda! It was a beautiful day and I was thoroughly spoilt! Have a happy day. 🙂
Happy happy birthday!!! You certainly cannot go wrong with the classic flavours my friend 😀
Choc Chip Uru
Thanks CCU, you are very kind. Have a great day. 🙂
I love the fairy dust! Birthday blessings my friend 🙂
Thanks so much Tandy! Have a super day. 🙂 xo
Wishing you a very happy birthday and a wonderful year to come!
Thanks so much Sue! Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xo
Let me be the first one to greet you here, Happy Birthday!
Raymund, thank you so very much! Have a great day. 🙂
Happy Birthday Mands! Have an awesome day! Lots of Love The Visagies…
Thanks Honey Bunnies! Much love to you all too. 🙂 xo
¡Cumpleaños Feliz! So many of my favourite people have birthdays in May – my mum on 8th and Big Man on 12th and now Mandy! Have a wonderful day and enjoy those fabulous cupcakes, They look so pretty, almost bridal 🙂
Tanya, I love being wedged between your mom and Big Man’s birthdays – special! Almost bridal, awesome – thanks! Have a super day. 🙂 xo
Well, Happy Birthday!
The glitter looks so nice of your cupcakes, I need to add some to my supply stash. Congratulations on your book! Fantastic.
Thanks so much Spoon Feast! Since using the glitter I reckon it should be a staple in all of our kitchens. Have a super day. 🙂
Happy birthday, Mandy! Your cupcakes look wonderful. Amazing how just a touch of glitter makes them look so much more festive.
Enjoy your day!
Thanks John! I love using the glitter – need to get some more into stock though as I can see myself using it all the time! Have a super day. 🙂
Happy birthday to you Mandy!!!! I hope you have a beautiful day and an amazing year. 🙂 I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the glitter on these cupcakes. I have to find some of that. I just happen to have a little princess with an up-coming birthday that would just love that too.
Thanks Kristy! Oh I do hope that you can find some glitter before Miss A’s birthday. It is so much fun. Have a super day. 🙂
Happy Birthday to you!! The cupcakes are looking yummy!
Thanks very much Pink. The cupcakes are fabulous! Have a super day. 🙂
Happy Birthday to you, Mandy! What delectable cupcakes and I love the glitter on top…definitely birthday-worthy. I hope your day is filled with fun, happiness and the charm and iridescence of fairy dust!
Betsy, thank you so much for your beautiful birthday wishes! have a super day. 🙂 xo
Thanks so much Jamie. Have a great day. 🙂
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! 🙂
Thanks Caroline. Have a great day. 🙂
Happy birthday – hope the cupcakes tasted as good as they looked. Enjoy.
Thank you so much Natalie – the cupcakes were seriously delicious! Have a super day. 🙂
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Go Taurus power! 🙂 Cheers to you!
Cheers to you too Zen. *seconds Go Taurus power* Have a super day. 🙂
H A P P Y
B I R T H D A Y!!!!
the world is better because you are in it, Mandy Xx
Kim, you are far too kind, thank you so much for your beautiful birthday wishes. have a happy day. 🙂 xo
Happy Birthday hope you had a lovely day. May God bless you many more with your loving family and friends.
I love your cupcakes it looks yummy. Love your blog too.
Welcome and thanks for stopping by Zaitoon. Thank you too for your very kind wishes. Have a super day. 🙂
Fabulous shots Mands, I love the first one best and I adore that glitter stuff it makes the cupcakes look so festive! Are these the cupcakes you are making for me when I come and visit?
Wow M, thanks so much! I am thrilled you like the pics – imagine how good I will be when you get here to give me a few lessons which we munch away at a few cupcakes – just to keep us going that is. 🙂 xo
Happy Birthday! Both cupcakes look very lovely!
Have a great weekend!
Thanks very much Angie! Have a super weekend too. 🙂
Happy, Happy Birthday Beautiful Mandy! I’d say you found a delicious way to celebrate :). The glitter is wonderful – almost iridescent against the light coloured frosting… wow!
Kelly, thank you very much for your kind wishes. Have a super weekend. 🙂
Happy birthday! What a way to celebrate.
Thanks so much Greg. Have a super weekend. 🙂
Happy Birthday Mandy! Love your birthday cupcakes with the shiny glitters! I didn’t know such thing exist (sorry I’m not much of a baker). I hope you had a fabulous b-day!
Thank you so much Nami! The glitter is quite new to me too. It is great fun. Have a lovely day. 🙂
Happy Birthday Mandy! I’m so sorry for being this late. Your cupcakes look beautiful (you know I love cupcakes) thanks for the recipe!. I hope you had a wonderful day with family and friends.
Thanks very much Giovanna! It was a lovely day. Have a great weekend.:-)
What a delicious and sparkly way to celebrate your birthday Mandy!
sparkles make everything prettier and more special Roxana. Have a super day. 🙂
Happy Bleated Birthday Mandy. Your cupcakes sparkle just like your personality. Take Care, BAM
Bam, thank you so much for such beautiful wishes! Have a super week. 🙂
What fun! These sound delicious as anything, and look perfectly beautiful for our beautiful birthday girl! Many, many happy returns of the day, my dearest!! I just bought some food glitter, too, and am plotting what uses it shall have (gold, silver and copper colored as well as translucent-no/color glitter). So many fun possibilities, so little time . . . 😉
Kathryn, thank you so much for such lovely birthday wishes. So far this new yaer has been pretty awesome! Oh, how exciting to have found all those beautiful coloured glitters. I cannot wait to see what you create. Have a beautiful week. 🙂 xo