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I want to make some "posh" looking buns. Any ideas? Nothing too hard please!

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MamaG Thu 06-Aug-09 10:38:17

MamaG Thu 06-Aug-09 10:45:24

Actually i want to make some buns taht will make 3 10 year old girls say "wow"

Overmydeadbody Thu 06-Aug-09 10:46:19

What do you mean by bun?

Like a bread roll or a sweet thing with icing and a cherry on top?

MamaG Thu 06-Aug-09 10:47:47

cupcake! (sorry, is bun a northern thing? grin)

Overmydeadbody Thu 06-Aug-09 10:48:23

Search for teacake recipes, and omit the raisins/dried fruit, then decorate with light pink icing and a glace cherry on each one.

Overmydeadbody Thu 06-Aug-09 10:49:14

ignore the bokeworthy cuteness of the site

Overmydeadbody Thu 06-Aug-09 10:50:14

oh... cupcakes <<shakes head at northerner>>

try here

Overmydeadbody Thu 06-Aug-09 10:51:29

[[ <drool>]

Overmydeadbody Thu 06-Aug-09 10:52:10


Overmydeadbody Thu 06-Aug-09 10:53:07

Do you have a piping bag? That is the trick to a posh looking cupcake, piles of lavish icing and other decorations.

CMOTdibbler Thu 06-Aug-09 10:53:16

The recipe of the week muffins are gorgeous, and you could top with a big swirl of pink cream cheese frosting and a raspberry

Overmydeadbody Thu 06-Aug-09 10:55:05

like these?

MamaG Thu 06-Aug-09 10:57:40

I don't have a piping bag, I think I need one

I actually really want one, and a fancy cake stand blush

Yes the key is in teh "heaps of frosting" isn't it. Any chance of a recipe for cream cheese frosting...?!

MamaG Thu 06-Aug-09 10:58:59

ooh yes jus like that omdb

Overmydeadbody Thu 06-Aug-09 11:03:56

Thick Cream Cheese Frosting

4 ounces Philly cream cheese
75g butter, room temperature
2 cups sifted icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

1. Beat butter vigorously with an electric mixer.
2. Scrape the bowl and add the cream cheese and beat until combined.
3. Add the sifted powdered sugar and vanilla and beat until smooth.

Overmydeadbody Thu 06-Aug-09 11:04:52

you can get cheap piping bags through amazon

in the meantime use a strong sandwich bag or similar, fill with the icing, snip off one corner, and squeeze icing out.

Overmydeadbody Thu 06-Aug-09 11:06:04

sorry for mixing oz and grams in the cream cheese recipe.

Another one I made doesn't use butter, just cream cheese, cing sugar, lemon juice and whipped cream. It is denser though, like a cheesecake filling.

Overmydeadbody Thu 06-Aug-09 11:07:13

this woman has too much time on her hands

Overmydeadbody Thu 06-Aug-09 11:07:35

(and so do I blush)

Overmydeadbody Thu 06-Aug-09 11:12:49

MamaG this shows you how to decorate them without a piping bag

arolf Thu 06-Aug-09 14:17:54

overmydeadbody - did you try these ones? because they are quite simply incredible.

the ones with fillings are cool too - I made some lemon cupcakse, hollowed them out, and put soem blackcurrant jam in before replacing the 'lid' and frosting them, and they were AWESOME too

and mamG I got a piping bag in wilkinsons, was only a couple of quid. woolworths used to do cheapo ones too (so sad it's gone!). alternatively, i used a cone of greaseproof paper with the tip cut off - it's messy, but not too bad.

slng Thu 06-Aug-09 16:37:55

I made Blueberry and Ricotta Buns. Easy, and looks quite posh.

Overmydeadbody Fri 07-Aug-09 10:58:56

arolf I haven't tried them, but OMG they look amazing!

I am making 60 chocolate cupcakes this afternoon and was going to make the melt-in-the-mouth chocolate ones, but now I am having second thoughts and want to make those ones!!!


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