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Creativity Magazine - Issue 39 - May/Jun 2013
We inspire you to bring the outdoors in this issue with beautifully illustrated new collections by Papermania. From traditional garden imagery of Home To Nest by Lucy Cromwell to the nautical charm of Ahoy There! We have a whole host of project ideas to kick start your summer papercrafting, including great masculine makes for Father's Day, home décor ideas, cake decorating and much more! Look out for the FREE Home To Nest Mini Notelets on the cover PLUS money saving vouchers inside worth £15.
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Step by Step
Set your oven to gas mark 5 / 190°C.
To make the cupcakes: Place the cupcake ingredients in a bowl and mix until creamy and smooth.
Spoon the mixture between the 12 paper cases.
Place in the centre of the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the cakes have risen and are firm in the centre. (Use a Retractable Pokey Tool to test the centre.)
Take cupcakes out of the oven and place to cool.
To make the chocolate buttercream: Place egg whites, in a heat proof bowl with the sugar and salt.
Stir over a pan of simmering water until the sugar completely dissolves.
Remove from heat and whisk until it's a thick meringue consistency.
Gradually whisk in the vanilla, butter and melted chocolate.
Whisk at full speed until it combines together into a smooth mix.
Refridgerate until piping consistency.
Pipe a large chocolate swirl onto each cupcake using a star piping nozzle.
Top each cupcake with a small strawberry