White Velvet Butter Cupcakes and Baby Booties

Remember a few months ago, I celebrated our friends’ baby news with these apple streusel cupcakes? Well, we recently celebrated the arrival of baby H! Just before he arrived though, us girls had to have a baby shower to pamper the lovely mum-to-be. I’m proud to say that I guessed the baby’s due date most accurately, though we all thought I would be the furthest away!

I wanted to make some cupcakes for the baby shower, and I knew in my head exactly what I wanted them to look like. I had this recipe for white velvet cupcakes that I had wanted to try for a long time, and I wanted to top off the cupcakes with mini baby booties made with fondant icing. As I trawled the internet, I was not surprised to find that Lorraine had a tutorial for baby booties- exactly what I had been hoping for!

I am also aware of the gender stereotyping, but I SO wanted a blue and white theme, though if baby H grows up preferring purple and glitter, even better! All of baby H‘s aunties loved the cupcakes, and I’m sure he had a little taste himself, before joining us out in the world. Baby H is absolutely gorgeous, and he is just over a month old now. Soy and I look forward to spoiling him and his proud parents with more yummies from our kitchen!

White Velvet Butter Cupcakes

adapted from here

4 liquid oz. (118ml) of egg whites (I’ve found that 3 large eggs cover it, but you might need a 4th depending on your egg)

1 cup milk (1/4 cup for now and 3/4 cups for later)

2 1/4 tsp. Vanilla extract

3 cups sifted flour

1 cup sugar

1 tbsp. + 1 tsp. of baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

170g (12 tbsp. Or 1.5 sticks) unsalted butter softened

Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F) and fill cupcake trays with cupcake wrappers. In a medium bowl, combine egg whites, vanilla and 1/4 cup milk.

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and mix together to blend. Add the butter and remaining 3/4 cup milk. Mix on low speed until dry ingredients are moistened.

Increase to medium speed (high if using a hand mixer) for 1.5 minutes. Then add the egg, vanilla and milk mixture in three equal parts, beating for 20 seconds between additions.

Pour the batter into cupcake wrappers. Try to fill each wrapper with an equal amount of batter. Bake cupcakes for 15-20 minutes. Do the toothpick test for “done-ness”. Let cupcakes cool completely before frosting.

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:

2 ½  to 3 cups icing sugar

1 cup (2 sticks) butter softened

4 to 5 tbsp. fresh cream

1/2 tbsp vanilla extract

In a mixer with the whisk attachment, mix together the butter and 1 cup of icing sugar and 2 tbsp. cream. Mix on med until mixture is blended and light. Add another cup of icing sugar and another tbsp of cream. Mix again until ingredients are combined and frosting is fluffy. On the last round, add 1/2 c. Icing sugar and 2 tsp. vanilla. Mix again on med/high until frosting is light and fluffy.

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  • http://spoonforkchopsticks.blogspot.com Mademoiselle Delicieuse

    Nawww…so unbelievably cute!! *squee* And I don’t even like blue food so that says a lot =D

  • http://www.michelle-chin.com Michelle Chin

    Aiya the baby shoes are so cute!!!

  • http://wayfaringchocolate.com Hannah

    I need to get pregnant right now, so that someone can make me those booties. Oh my heavens, I can’t stand how cute they are! (Luckily for my womb, I’m single…)

  • Cmongef

    LOVE THEM!!! PERFECT TIMING!! I HAVE TO DO A BABY SHOWER NEXT WEEK! THANKS!!

  • http://intolerantchef.blogspot.com InTolerant Chef

    So sweet, and I’m sure baby H is a foodie in the making after getting such an early taste of yumminess!

  • Celia

    How cute are these!! You have very lucky friends! :)

  • http://applesundermybed.blogspot.com Heidi – Apples Under My Bed

    these are just darling, i lOVE them :) possibly the cutest edible thing i have ever seen. i absolutely require these when i get pregnant.
    Heidi xo

  • Lollcakes

    Hi Honey, I’m using your recipe this weekend and was wondering: how many grams is 1 cup/2 sticks butter? Is that 250g in total? Thanks so much!

  • http://www.honeyandsoy.com honeyandsoy

    Hi Loll! It’s about 225g. Thanks for reminding me that I need to always need to write my recipe conversions! :)

  • Furtear

    my god. they look awesome!!!