Just a quick reminder that it’s National Cupcake Week!  Not that we really need any excuse to bake these ultra-easy treats.

It’s traditional to use buttercream to decorate the little cakes but  this video will show you how to make Italian Meringue Buttercream.

We demonstrated this light and smooth alternative at last week’s Woman’s Weekly Live Show in Manchester.  It takes a tad longer but the results are spectacularly yummy!

If you’re looking for inspiration, check out our gallery below for some delicious recipes.