The Great British Bake Off started a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t sit down to watch it without a cake in hand! So I decided to whip up a batch of vanilla & blueberry cupcakes.
Once they were out of the oven and cooling, I set to work on the blueberry icing!
We didn’t have any cream in the house so I had to stick with a classic buttercream of icing sugar and butter. But instead of using milk to loosen the mixture, I blended a handful of blueberries and then used a small sieve to drain the liquid! This gave the icing a lovely purple colour too!
As buttercream can be very sweet I added a dash of lemon juice, and also a tiny bit of the blueberry pulp to give it a bit of texture! I then popped it into a homemade piping bag and swirled it onto the cupcakes!
With a blueberry on top and a dusting of icing sugar they were ready to eat, or ready to photograph for the blog more like!
Sorry for the extremely vague recipe, but I’m more of a throw in handful of this and hope for the best kind of baker! But I can confirm they tasted delicious!