Preheat oven to moderate and line muffin tin with cases. Beat butter, vanilla and sugar in mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in flour and milk, in two batches. Divide mixture into cases (I got 16 cupcakes out of it, could do 12 and have them more muffin sized) Bake for 20-30 minutes, until skewer comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack.
The icing recipe is here! Thank you Jodi for passing it on! 😀
Every year my friends from school meet up so our children can have a fake Christmas and open presents from each other. This tradition evolved when we first had our babies and we had our fake Christmas on Christmas eve. Now Christmas eve isn’t always convenient so we just make it on a day that we can all (or mostly) come together at same time. This year that day was today. Have had a lovely afternoon chatting and the children have had so much fun playing together and doing pressies 🙂 I hope it’s something we do for a long time.
My friend’s little boy has renamed it ‘funny Christmas’ because it’s fun hehe.
As we generally don’t do present for the adults, just for the kids, and as I was asked to bring pudding, instead of buying something I baked some cupcakes to take, and after watching Kirstie and Phil’s Christmas show I made some striped icing and cut the hearts and stars from it, very satisfying!! They went down very well! 😀