I made some vanilla cupcakes today from the Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook for the charity day at Oliver's Tiny Talk toddler's class. I frosted them with a lemon flavoured buttercream.
Given it was for toddlers, I went a bit mad and made little ducks and bunny ears too to dress them up a bit.
I got exactly 12 cupcakes out of the mix, exactly as specified in the book. I used muffin liners in my silicone muffin tray because I planned to ice the cakes. I think I would have been seriously short and probably needed twice as much frosting had I not used sugarpaste to make ponds for the ducks. There certainley was nothing like enough frosting to pile it up like the photos in the book.
I only got a tiny bit of Oliver's cake - but the sponge seemed nice. I'll need to make more another day and actually eat one to report on that !