- Check if your cakes are cooked either by pressing on the top and seeing if the cake bounces back or inserting a cocktail stick into the middle and seeing if it comes out clean. My oven is really poor so actually took about 25 minutes, even though the recipe said 15! Keep an eye on you cakes (but don't open the door too early or they might sink!) and get to know how effective you oven is.
- I'm still a frosting cheat, I used Betty Crocker's Chocolate Buttercream Frosting from a can, because it's easier. It whipped it up with my electric mixer before pipping (been working on my pipping skills!).
- My cupcake cases are silicone, which means they can be washed and reused instead of just throwing away paper cases :)
- Go as crazy as you like with your decorations. I buy most of mine on eBay but I fancy trying out some sweets as decorations soon, jellies and buttons and dolly mixtures!
Let me know how it goes if you try making your own; they are pretty yummy if I do say so myself :)