It was my beautiful Goddaughter and her baby brother's Christening yesterday. My gift? 60 cupcakes!
I've never baked so much (well in one go) before, and it was a massive challenge - especially when the first 20 or so cupcakes sank due to my slightly dodgy oven. But I perservered and I think they came out pretty well...if only they were all exactly the same, the perfectionist I am :)
For anyone interested, I used the hummingbird vanilla cupcake recipe, and my own improvised vanilla buttercream recipe (150g unsalted butter, 500g icing sugar and a generous glug or two of milk). I then coloured some ready made royal icing and cut out some little stars and topped with edible glitter. They all disappeared within about 20 minutes so a job well done, if I do say so myself :)
Now I just have to brace myself for the incoming orders...eeek! Do you ever give homemade gifts?