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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Collar Cupcakes

Well I heard you.

Batter photos make you lick your monitor.

What about this one?

Vanilla Cupcakes
Recipe from The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook
(Makes about 36 mini cupcakes)

1 cup of all-purpose flour
3/4 cups of sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
1/2 cup of whole milk
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and have all ingredients at room temperature. Also have your cupcake liners ready.
  2. With your electric mixer, beat the flour, sugar, baking powder, and butter on low speed until everything is combined.
  3. Gradually pour in half the milk and mix.
  4. Whisk the egg, vanilla extract, and remaining milk together. Then pour into the mixture.
  5. Scrape and continue mixing until the batter is smooth.
  6. Divide your batter evenly into the paper cups, about 2/3 full, and bake for 20-25 minutes. Or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  7. Let the cupcakes cool before frosting.
I wanted to make little collars. To do these, before you pour the cupcake batter in, take a pair of clean scissors and make a small cut. Then, fold down the left and right side to make a collar.
Don't you think these would be great for Father's Day, a corporate look, or as shirts? I think I'll add a bow tie next time!

Pink Grapefruit Buttercream

1 stick of unsalted butter
2 cups of confectioner's sugar
2 tablespoons of honey
1/4 cup of grapefruit juice
  1. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar together.
  2. Add in the honey and mix until combined.
  3. Slowly add in the grapefruit juice until buttercream is smooth.
  4. Optional: add one tiny drop of red food colouring or pink gel paste to dye the buttercream pink.
Bonus tip: The collars make it easier to rip off the shirt, err, I mean peel the liner from the cupcakes. Easier access! ;)


  1. Hahaha you got this soo right! I want to make the recipe, just for the batter!!

  2. Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] - The batter is on the thicker side, but still a yummy turnout!

  3. Genius shirt idea!! I love that, a tux version would be great. x

  4. How To Be Perfect - Thank you! Just wondering how to tie a tie around it... that is edible!