Kitchen Therapy

An English Street Party!


It’s an English, royal wedding, street party at Forever Nigella and this month’s challege is hosted by Mardi at EatLiveTravelWrite!

I bought a new toy and I wanted to use it!

I have never used an icing/decorating/whatever it’s called gun.
I was excited!
I pulled out my favourite Nigella book,
‘How To Be a Domestic Goddess – Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking’.
Just holding this book in my hands fills my stomach with butterflies of anticipation!

I chose Nigella’s basic cupcake recipe and trimmed the peaks ready for icing…

I ate every one of those gorgeous, sweet, crusty tips.

Then I made Nigella’s recipe for butter icing I found further into the book.
The kids and I had so much fun colouring the frosting.
We were going for the red, white and blue of the English flag!

My 3 year old and 10 year old boys decorated these cupcakes with me!
They were excited we were using a ‘gun’ and who cares if it shoots frosting!
We had a blast!

We ate a lot of frosting as we worked!

 And we were pretty impressed with our artwork!
We decided we would be proud to take our final product to any street party!
And I just want to add, that the cupcake and the icing on their own were great to eat.
However when the two were combined it was THE BEST!


5 thoughts on “An English Street Party!

  1. What yummy and beautifully colored frosting! Yum!

  2. So beautiful! I’ve just recently gotten the bug to try doing this. My sister and I borrow my mom’s tip kit, so I’m pretty jealous of yours! Did you watch the wedding too? So great! Almost as great as your cupcakes!

  3. Hi Sanya!
    What fun frosting! Nice way to celebrate the royal wedding!
    Also, I’ve tagged you over at my blog for a game of food tag, if you care to play!

  4. Armed and dangerous! It sounds like you had a lot of fun making these lovely cakes.

  5. these are stunning. like flowers!

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