Martina’s Cupcakes and the use of Russian Nozzles

Martina is an amazing lady. She recently was placed third in the KitchenAid Competition by Forestals and I was not surprised to see her beautiful cake as I having been admiring her work for a few years when she posts on social media.

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Marina’s cupcakes during my tv show last week were divine.

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For her cupcake recipe you will need:

168g salted butter
233g sugar
2 egg whites
1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
195g all purpose flour
1/8 tsp. Baking Soda
1 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
180 ml. Milk
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Prepare a muffin tray by lining with paper cases.
Cream the butter and sugar together in an electric mixer.
In the meantime sift the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda and leave aside in a separate bowl
Beat the egg whites using a whisk until they are white and frothy.
Add small amounts of the milk and flour mix alternatively to the butter mix and keep beating on low speed until they are incorporated.
Finally fold in the egg whites by using a large metal spoon.
For the Vanilla Butter Cream you will need:
Some russian nozzles
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113g. Butter
640g. Icing sugar
2 tsp. Vanilla
some milk if needed
Simply beat together the first three ingredients.  Martina explains that the mix has to be quite stiff and only if necessary to add some milk, one tablespoon at a time.
Use a piping bag with nozzle of your choice to decorate the cupcakes
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I enjoyed meeting Martina, getting to know her and thank her for sharing some of her family photos.

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