Friday, 10 February 2012

Valentines cupcakes with Just Bake

As you may have guessed, I am a really big fan of cake. I used to run a cupcake company for several years, and developed quite a ridiculous obsession with sprinkles and cupcake cases. So it was quite exciting when  Just Bake  got in touch - I am a sucker for a baking supply shop!

It also provided an ace excuse to bake some cupcakes that would be perfect as a Valentine's Day gift. Home-made presents are brilliant because they are really thoughtful, cheap and tasty! 

Red double sugar heart decorations from Just Bake
I made vanilla cupcakes (using this very easy recipe) and coloured the sponge pink (using this trick). This is a really simple cupcake to make, but it looks really striking - especially if you pipe on bright white piping, which really shows off the bright sponge.

I then decorated the cupcakes with mega cute double hearts gifted from Just Bake, and smaller sprinkle hearts that I already owned. I added a tiny bit of edible glitter, and here you have it - perfect wee Valentine's cakes.


I've also picked out a few favourite items from Just Bake's website...


 1. Liv cupcake cases - ridiculously lovely. Imagine raspberry cupcakes with white frosting in these!

 2. Reuseable cupcake cases - this is the first time I've seen cupcake cases that you can reuse! Lovely and retro looking.

3. Gold dragees - everyone needs gold dragees (unless, random fact, you live in California where they are illegal).

4. Union Jack cupcake stand - I would like to use this at a tea party with flags please.

5. Red heart cupcake wrappers- almost too pretty to put food in. Perfect for a special occasion!

6. Marbled chocolate curls - yes! Chocolate curls are such an easy way to decorate. Put them on top of a chocolate mousse cake and you'll have the most decadent cake ever (a good thing).


Phew! If that has inspired you to bake then I have good news -  Just Bake are offering a 10% discount if you spend £20 or more. Just use the voucher code 'JULIET' when paying (this expires on 10th March 2012).

20 comments :

  1. Those cupcakes look gorgeous - think I might have to have a go at them this weekend!
    Gonna have a look on Just Bake as well - thanks for the discount code Juliet :o)

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  2. Too cute! I love cupcakes :) my bf is the baker, not me, and he always makes amazing cakes for V-Day! We won't be together this Valentine's though so I'm missing out, although he does bake regularly, but there's something nice about him baking for me on Valentine's!
    Lovely post, I actually feel inspired to break out the baking wares lol!

    Laura xx

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    1. Aww, that's really sweet of him. I am attempting to teach my boyfriend to bake & he's doing pretty well. Hope you do bake! x

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  3. Your cupcakes look amazing! The double hearts are lovely :)

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  4. Awww, these look gorgeous! Going to have a go at these for Valentine's Day I think xxx

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  5. Ohhhhh they look yummy!! I wish i could make cupcakes...Is there anywhere you know that sells beginners kits? Ive never made cupcakes before xxx

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  6. These are adorable - I'd try making some but I have no icing skills whatsoever and they'd just look terrible x

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  7. Love these cupcakes, they are so cute! x

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  8. I love these!! They're so perfect for Valentine's Day! The big hearts are perfect. I hope you're having a lovely weekend!

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  9. YUM! I made Valentine's cupcakes today but they are nowhere near as nice as those ones! I can't get the icing to look all fancy :( it just ended up a big floppy mess. Still yummy though :)

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  10. Your cupcakes do look amazing!! Yummy!! ~ Stop on by sometime! I'm one of your new followers! :-) Happy Sunday!

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  11. These look awesome! I'm a complete cupcake novice so what shape nozzel do you use to get the frosting like that?

    xx

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    1. Thanks! I used a star nozzle and just piped in a small circle x

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  12. Yum! I'm a huge fan of cupcakes, and the ones you made look deelish! Whenever I try making them they never look as cute as yours do!

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  13. These cupcakes are amazing.
    I'm not much of a baker, although I love baking.
    Considering attempting to bake something for the boyfriend for valentines day. :)
    xx

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  14. oh my goodness, these look so good! and pretty! almost too pretty to eat... almost... :P x

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  15. This is really a lovely cup cake gift for our loving one. I’m baker from now for my valentine.

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