I know there’s probably a stigma from some people about packet mixtures (my mum is one of those).. Contrary to these people I am a full supporter of packet mixtures (pre-mixes) and icing. They are the best of so many worlds!
– You are able to make a dessert, ready to be placed in the oven in less than 5 minutes
– the good quality ones taste amazing
– Pre-mixes are cheap AND
– they can be made with only 1 bowl and a spoon! (This is a major win with my husband who helps with the washing up!)
Below are cupcakes I made for a recent bridal kitchen tea. I used a vanilla cupcake mixture and Betty Crocker’s vanilla icing.
I topped the cupcakes with strawberries (cut following this easy YouTube video).
Wrapping the cupcakes in lace was not easy but I found a shortcut which made it a quicker process:
First cut the lace into squares (long enough so that the lace reaches the frosting)- I found by sticking the lace edges to the frosting it helped with keeping the lace upright for a minute so I could tie the twine. Using twine tie a knot around the cupcakes to keep the lace in place.