They didn't have cupcakes in the olden days, at least not in the Uk. They were called buns or fairy cakes and they were usually basic sponge cake with some sort of icing on. And maybe a glacier cherry or some 100s and 1000s if you were lucky.
Oh, I know. Its one in a plain paper case made with proper ingredients like eggs, butter etc. With a filling made of proper buttercream (the clue is in the word butter there) or proper double cream whipped till it stands, not coloured/flavoured aerosol crap. Without all those awful 'edible things' that modern cupcake makers will insist on using.
Oh yes and you must cook them in an unreliable gas oven that keeps going out.
That seemed to be my mums tried and tested recipe in the 60's....
Go on, please do say what you mean by 'vintage cup cakes' as people like me who learned to bake fairy cakes for a brownie badge circa 1969 are keen to know what the modern view of our creations is today.
midori thank god your around and by no means do i mean any affence to anyone but i rely on midori for lots of things to do with cake decs. By vintage i mean the actual decorations, i have made loads of things as he wants 30 cupcakes in vintage style as his shop is called Vintage hairdressers, he having some kind of event on sat, i've made cameos, buttons, even made some handmade brooches, flowers, bows and butterflies, midori just wanted to know if thats the type of thing vintage comes under? Thanks for everyones input though.
Yes grey i was alittle suprised by the sarky comments, i thought most peeps went on her for help from talented people not just to vent their anger, not to worry tho i was very happy with the outcome, and next time i'll make sure i get my wording right.lol.
I have - I went on a vintage cupcake course . You need nice pale/pastel coloured sugarpaste and things like quilting/lace print and pearls are nice. What do you nee to know? You can buy various moulds etc but they are quite pricey. Quilting can be done fairly simply with a knife and then you can get nice lustre dust for not much money
Hi Mike, wished i looked there first however so happy with what i did, think i understand true meaning of "vintage style" now ha ha. Sugar veil, mmm i've seen demos and they make it look easy but i'm sure it isnt, the lace effect sounds good though, will look into that.Thanks Mike.