I love Tala. It’s so retro it reminds me of my childhood and baking with my mum. I have a metal cone-shaped measuring jug, which I use to house all my cake decorating tools. It’s way too pretty to be used just as a jug!
The company has such a range of products – more than I realised – so, when I was asked if I would like to give a test run on their cupcake tin I obviously jumped at the chance. The tin is really sturdy. It’s professional grade and you can really tell by the weight. You know it will last and last. It washes up really well too, which is a big winner for me! No nooks and crannies to get crumbs stuck in. I hate that. I love Tala’s cake stands too. I have one and it’s so pretty that it came out for my youngest daughter’s birthday party last week. It’s nice and sturdy so it will be making an appearance at my older daughter’s party in November too! Cute isn’t it?
I recently tried Tala’s Strawberry fairy cake recipe and used it to make cakes for the last school cake sale. They were, as you would expect deeelish! Try it here..
Strawberry Fairycakes recipe
250g butter-at room temperature
250 caster sugar
4 small eggs
310g self-raising flour
120g butter – at room temperature
250g icing sugar
6 drops of strawberry flavouring
A little red colouring
A little strawberry jam
Cream the butter and sugar together then beat in the eggs and flour. Spoon into cup cake cases and place in the bun tins.
Bake for 15-20 minutes at 190°C/375°F/gas mark 5. When they have cooled a little remove from the tins onto a cooling tray.
To decorate, make a strawberry butter icing by creaming together the butter, icing sugar, strawberry flavouring and colouring. I put jam into the icing too. I also made some just plain old buttercream ones as seen here.
When soft and well mixed, spoon into a piping bag. I used a smooth nozzle to get this effect but a star nozzle will work well too!
Here they are boxed up and ready to go. I love the way cupcakes look in a box. All neat and tight and ready to be devoured!
These are seriously easy to make. Go on, give them a go!
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Emma Morton Turner, Guest Editor
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