How to Make a Number Out of Cupcakes

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Cupcakes use the same basic ingredients as standard-sized cakes; however, they're more convenient for small functions where only a few people will be served. Number cupcakes provide a way to take that a step further -- and add a special touch to the traditional cupcake. Make a number cupcake to display your child's age at his next birthday party or as a funny birthday treat to helpfully remind your spouse of his age at his next birthday celebration.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Numbers cake moulds
  • Bakeware baking tray
  • 2 bowls
  • Vegetable, olive or canola
  • Twelve 1/4 cups sifted plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter (no substitutes)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 191 degrees Celsius.

  2. 2

    Lightly grease the number mould(s) and baking tray.

  3. 3

    Fill a bowl with flour and mix in other dry ingredients.

  4. 4

    In a separate bowl, combine butter, milk, eggs and vanilla. Stir them into the flour mixture.

  5. 5

    In a separate bowl, combine butter, milk, eggs and vanilla. Stirring in the flour mixture, add all wet ingredients and blend.

  6. 6

    Lay number cake moulds flat on a baking tray, and fill them with batter. Fill the moulds two-thirds full.

  7. 7

    Place the baking tray in a preheated oven for 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the size of the mould.

    Periodically, check on the cupcakes by placing a toothpick into the centre of the cupcake until the toothpick comes out clean.

Tips and warnings

  • Dip frosted cupcakes into a bowl of candied sugar, minced nuts or sprinkles.
  • If you're having a hard time finding a mould, companies like Ultimate Baker sell professional number cake moulds that are constructed of heavy duty 16-gauge aluminium.

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