I had promised myself (and boyfriend) that I would do no work or sewing this long Easter weekend! But by Saturday I had my sewing machine out and was cutting out fabric! Oh well, if that’s how I want to spend my birthday then I can!
I sorted out some more cushions for my stock for my upcoming craft fair (omg 1 month left to get ready!) and also worked out what else I wanted to make for it. I also cut more fabric up for some more Rapunzel organiser towers (I still am crazy in love with them).
I then also made myself a birthday cake(s) because no one else would make one (and I don’t like the shop bought ones very much).
I know this is meant to be a sewing blog, but I also thought it nice to share this simple recipe so you can make butterfly cakes too!
- 150g Butter (softened)
- 150g Caster Sugar
- 3 Eggs
- 150g Self-raising Flour
- 75g Butter (softened)
- 150g Icing Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons of Milk
- Preheat the oven to 190*C and put some paper cake cases into a cake tray.
- Put the sugar and butter into a mixing bowl and whisk together until they are fluffy and very pale coloured.
- Beat in the eggs, one at a time, adding a tablespoon of flour with each one.
- Add the rest of the flour into the mix and gently mix it all up, trying to keep it fluffy.
- Use a teaspoon to put the mixture into the paper cake cases (it makes around 15-18 cakes). Bake in the oven for 20-25 mins till golden brown. Then leave them to cool on a wire rack.
- Once the cakes have cooled slice off the top of each cake and cut the slice in half.
- To make the butter icing, use an electric mixer to beat the butter until soft.
- Sift half the icing sugar into the bowl and beat the mixture again until smooth.
- Add the rest of the icing sugar and 2 tablespoon of milk, plus any food colouring you may want. Beat the mixture until it is smooth and creamy.
- If the mixture is too thick add a little extra milk, if it is too runny add some more icing sugar.
- Place a little butter icing on top of each cake and gently push in the two half’s you cut off earlier to make little butterfly wings.
- Dust the top with more icing sugar and enjoy 🙂 yummmm