Well, people don’t let the title fool you. Sadly this mum isn’t a domestic goddess, especially when it comes to baking! Actually, to put it mildly
No sugar-coating can be found here (Sorry)!
Have I ever baked a cake? Of course! Nonetheless, that doesn’t mean to say it was edible!
Seriously, I follow the step by step instructions, have all the right ingredients, I’m convinced all is going according to plan, that is in till I get the thing out the oven and it looks like road kill and taste like something the dog brought in from the back garden!
Yes, this is highly disappointing, you see I like to think I’m quite a creative person (just not in the baking department, obviously)! Lately I’ve had a bit of a thing for cupcakes, not just an interest in eating them, but lots of admiration for whoever the clever so and so was who decorated them. This would be everything from the light unburned sponge to the fantastically iced rose that sits perfectly on top.
So with my love of cupcakes, yet lack of baking skills some may wonder why I’m reviewing a lemon cupcake mix curtsey of the, ‘Real cup cake company’
Listen, it’s these guys doing the hard stuff!
Yep, they make the batter and beautiful lemon icing and then send it out to me! Though this isn’t your shop brought powdered rubbish, oh no! This is freshly made batter requiring immediate refrigeration on delivery.
As I’m not the best baker, I considered it wise to take my kit around to my mothers where I roped my younger sister into helping me (you’re honestly going to die laughing when I tell you the few simple steps required in creating this cupcakes).
Bag of batter mix
Piping bag full of real lemon of icing
spare piping bag
2x nozzles for your piping bags
12 cupcake cases
small bag of sweets for decorating
small instruction booklet
Step by step of we did!
I preheated the oven to 180
Spooned the batter into a large mixing bowl and added to medium to large eggs.
I whisked in-till smooth. I used an electric whisk which took around 3 minutes 5-6 if doing it manually.
Place the 12 cup cake cases on a baking tray then spoon in the mixture equally. This was my sisters job (evil laugh)!
Next we placed them in the middle of the pre heated oven and cooked for 15 minutes, making sure not to open the oven in the first 10 minutes, as instructed.
Once ready we left them to cool for around 20 minutes.
Once cooled we started the fun stuff, Icing :p
We sniped the piping bag and added the nozzle we required. Following the instructions we iced the cupcakes (we also iced the contents of my mother’s kitchen when the icing bag split and without realising I continued to ice).
We all had a turn, all being, myself, sister and her boyfriend.
Some done better than other!
We left the icing to set a little, then my daughter Alice-Sara had the fun job of decorating the cupcakes. We had the sweets provided with the kit, plus some other cake decorating bits that we found in the cupboard.
Don’t these look pretty
Good Job Alice-Sara
The Taste Test!
Yummy! We all liked them, even the toddlers Harley and Amy. My daughter however found the lemon a tad over powering as did little man.
All ingredients are natural, no artificial colours, favours or preservatives are used. The cup cakes are also dairy free.
The lemon kit is priced at £9.99 (great value) other kits can be brought such as strawberry, orange and even Champaign.
To get yours visit the real cupcake company online at