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Vanilla Charm Cup Cakes

8oz softened butter

8oz Caster Sugar

1tsp vanilla essence

4 large free range eggs

8oz self-raising flour

4tbsp milk

Butter icing

6 oz unsalted butter

12oz icing sugar

1tsp vanilla essence

Whisk everything together in a bowl until light and fluffy, and then spoon mixture into delightfully coloured cupcake cases

Bake in a pre-heated oven, gas mark 4, between 15-20 min

(Make sure cakes are firm to the touch)

Once cooled, cream the butter icing by whisking the butter, vanilla and icing sugar together. Then using a piping bag, whirl the icing onto the cakes, sprinkle with hundreds and thousands, and enjoy with a nice cup of tea on a lazy afternoon