AHH!. It's finally that time of year!. I absolutely LOVE Christmas. I'm giving Blogmas a good go this year so there will be a post everyday, which I have loved planning for so far. I'm super excited to start my Blogmas countdown. So if you love Christmas baking, DIY and beauty Check back throughout December.

I decided I'd bake some Christmas Cupcake to share with those I'm with on Christmas, They're very pretty, tasty and easy enough for even the beginners. The recipe I used was a simple vanilla sponge cupcake recipe from Tanya Bakes.

You'll need;
a 12 hole muffin tray,
50g unsalted butter,
180g caster sugar,
1 egg,
1 teaspoon vanilla extract,
160g plain flour,
2 teaspoons baking powder,
160ml milk.

You'll need your oven preheated to 180c/ 350f/ GM4 and you'll want too pop your cases into your muffin tray. I used some really pretty spotty cases from Tesco in red and green because I thought they'd be super festive and cute.

Then you'll want too cream together your unsalted butter and caster sugar until it's light and fluffy, I used stork with butter for this because I think it gives you the nicest cakes and It's already softened. Then you can add in your egg and vanilla extract.

Next you need to fold in your flour and baking powder and add your milk very slowly. You'll want too mix whilst you're going until you have a smooth batter.

Simply spoon the mixture evenly into the cases and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden, then pop on a wire rack to cool.

Now for the pretty icing, Tanya recommends using 500g of icing sugar but that seems like a lot to me and whenever I do use that much I end up wasting a lot which I don't really like doing so I'm using 300g of icing sugar and 150g of butter instead. I'm just combining this until smooth and then adding in 1 and 1/2 tsp of blue food colouring too make my cakes look really frosty. I'm spooning this on too each cake.

I also topped some with my personalised cake toppers from https://www.mycupcaketoppers.co.uk/ which sells all  sorts of cupcake and toppers, you can also have Personalised toppers. They're very affordable and you can use my code CHARLIE10  to get 10% off your order *. You can read all the full post if you're interested in the toppers HERE .

What's your favourite Christmas recipe?