Spread A Smile Cupcakes

Laura Savage
Dec 12, 2023 By Laura Savage
Originally Published on Aug 13, 2020
Girl holding a smiley face toy up to her face
Age: 0-99
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Spread some joy to your family members, friends or neighbours by whipping up a batch of the world's happiest cupcakes and getting everyone to tuck in, in collaboration with Spread A Smile UK.

spread a smile cupcakes.

Start out with a simple cupcake mixture below, or jazz things up by choosing one of our seven favourite recipes here.

1.Beat together 110g of caster sugar and 110g of softened butter with a wooden spoon or electric whisk until it's nice and fluffy, then crack 2 eggs into your bowl and whisk these in carefully.

2.Mix in 110g of self-raising flour (plain flour plus a teaspoon of baking powder can work too), 1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla extract and a pinch of salt until everything is just combined.

3.Separate the mixture into 12 cupcake cases and bake them for 12-15 minutes at 180 degrees C until they turn a delicious golden brown.

4.Whilst they're cooking, make buttercream by whisking 300g of icing sugar with 150g of softened butter, adding a drop of food colouring if you like.

5.Once you've removed your cupcakes from the oven and they are completely cool, spread some buttercream onto the top of each one and then decorate them with your biggest smiley face, using chocolate chips, mini silver balls, icing pens or your favourite cake toppings!

Smiles are infectious, so if you want to keep on spreading the joy then why not join the Family Bingo Card Challenge with us and our friends at Spread A Smile?

Get fundraising and see how many your family can cross off to help support seriously ill children and teenagers, whilst potentially winning some super exciting prizes along the way!

Click the button below to download your own bingo card and see our full article to find out more!

Let's keep the smiles flowing Kidadlers.

spread a smile bingo.

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Written by Laura Savage

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Language and Literature

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Laura SavageBachelor of Arts specializing in English Language and Literature

Growing up in the bustling city of London, Laura has always had a passion for exploring everything it has to offer. From trips to the theater and Science Museum to leisurely strolls in the park, she loves immersing herself in the culture and diversity of the city. Laura's love of travel, writing, and art exhibitions has taken her around the world in search of inspiration. She also enjoys discovering the latest food and drink hotspots in London. With a degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Birmingham and a Masters's degree in Publishing from the London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London. In her spare time, she also likes to flex her creative muscles by designing eye-catching graphics for Kidadl's social media platforms.

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