Anyone can do them. They are not as difficult as everyone thinks. Just make sure all the ingredients have room temperature.
Ingredients (serves 4)
225gr Slightly salted butter
225gr Superfine sugar (caster)
4 Medium eggs
225gr Self raising flour
1tsp Vanilla extract
Preheat the oven 165 C, then put cupcake cases on a backing tray.
Add sugar, sifted flour, butter and vanilla in a processor, blitz on med power till mixed well.
Add eggs one by one and mix in between each addition.
Spoon into cases and fill just over half.
Cook for 15-20 mins or till golden brown.
100gr unsalted butter
125gr creme cheese (if you don't have creme cheese then you can add 125gr more butter)
450gr sifted icing sugar
2 1/2 tbsp of cold water
1tsp vanilla extract
Beat the butter and the creme cheese in a food processor until soft.
Gradually beat in the sifted icing sugar and water a little at a time until fluffy.
Add colouring and beat again so it mixes well, just at the end add the Vanilla extract and beat on high setting for a few seconds. You can use a spoon to put it on top of the cupcakes or pipe it with a bag and nozzle. I used a spoon to make these ones. You can also use whatever you want for decoration, I used vermicelli.