Monday, 23 August 2010

Giveaway Winner

Well, I wrote down all the names of the people who entered (and did a name for each entry you qualified for) and then put them in my trusty cupcake box.

Then I got my special assistant (my sister!) to pick a winner.

And the winner is (drumroll please...)

Daisy Dinosaur! Well done Daisy, you have won the £40 gift voucher to spend on any of CSN's 6 websites.
Don't forget to make me jealous by letting us know what you spend it on ;)

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Less than 3 hours... enter the CSN Giveaway thanks to everyone who has entered already. I will be picking a winner tomorrow from the tried and tested #picking a name out of a cupcake' method. Good luck!

Until's a photo of a recent order I had this week.

Monday, 16 August 2010


So I said I would do a giveaway when I reached 1000 fans on facebook but the kind people of CSN Stores have generously volunteered to sponsor a giveaway so I'm doing it now!

CSN stores have 6 websites which supply a whole range of quality items from funky Ceiling Lights to ultra modern furniture to my personal favourite...cake stands!

To be in the chance to win a £40 voucher for their 6 sites, all you have to do is leave a comment on my blog saying which item (or items) is your favourite from their website(s) and become a follower of my blog.

In order to gain more entries you can do the following become a fan on facebook, tweet about this giveaway on twitter (you can just retweet my link on Heaven is a Cupcake and post a link to this giveaway on your blog (don't forget to leave links in your comment when you have done this so I can see!)

Here are a few of my favourites...

And how cool does this sofa look?!

Check out their stores here:

And leave me a comment letting me know what you've done (with links to blog/tweet) so I can give you the correct amount of entries :) Good luck!

Competition closes on Sunday 22nd August at midnight.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Angel Food Cupcakes Recipe

I bought a packet of fresh egg whites from tesco so decided to have a go at making some Angel Food cupcakes. I used this recipe from

Except I adapted it for cupcakes so didnt use a tin and turn it upside down etc. Also added an extra tsp of vanilla. And don't know if I used exactly 10 egg whites because the packet had 15 in so I just used 2/3 of the packet!!


10 egg whites
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ teaspoon almond extract
250 g (9 oz) caster sugar
125 g (4½ oz) plain white flour, sifted

1. Heat the oven to 180°C (350°F, gas mark 4). Whisk the egg whites in a large bowl until foamy. Sprinkle the cream of tartar and the vanilla and almond extracts over them and continue whisking until the mixture is stiff but not dry.

2. Add the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, whisking continuously: the mixture should be shiny and form soft peaks.

3. Fold the flour in with a metal spoon, blending it thoroughly without breaking down the egg whites.

4. Spoon the mixture into 24 cupcake cases, filling the cases about 3/4 full and smooth it out with the back of  a spoon. Bake on the lowest level of the oven for about 20 minutes until the top of the cupcake is golden and it springs back when you touch it.

5. Leave to cool for half an hour or so.

6. And ta-da! Decorate however you wish.

I did a couple with vanilla frosting...

One with ice cream...

And the rest I topped with whipped double cream and fresh fruit.

I made it into my Oma's 81st birthday cake. (Oma is Austrian for Grandma by the way!!)

Hope u enjoyed looking at the photos :)