Cupcakes to make the day brighter

Can you smell that freshly baked sponge? 

Can you smell that freshly baked sponge? 

Even as a grown up having a cupcake for lunch makes the day better. Is it because we all have memories of your mum adding a homemade bun to your lunchbox during your school days? It's not the done thing to call them 'buns'- now they are called cupcakes! 

Which cupcake would you choose?

Which cupcake would you choose?

I have complete envy when I look at the beautiful icing designs on cupcakes- do you have the attention to detail and the skills needed to make them? Make sure you're not hungry before searching the #Nationalcupcakeweek on twitter because you will be afterwards.  This is as good as my designs get- which one out of these would you choose? 

 

I bake cupcakes weekly to give my boys are tasty treat in their lunchboxes. Some weeks I'm good and make a healthy apple recipe and other weeks it's a butter icing topped cake dipped in sprinkles. You have so much flexibility with ingredients, favours and design so you can make them to suit anyone.

Top tip- eat an extra serving of fruit by hiding it in a cupcake! Banana or beetroot in a chocolate mix is difficult to taste.

What is in your lunchbox?

What is in your lunchbox?