He, certainly, is very excited. We are having an afternoon tea party for 8 of his little schoolmates; five little boys and three little girls.
As always when we have a party, cupcakes are on the menu. This time I made chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting.
Preheat oven to moderate/180 C/350F. Line 2 x 12 patty pan tins with paper cases.
Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs. Sift flour and cocoa and fold into butter mixture alternately with milk. Drop spoonfuls of mixture into prepared paper cases. Bake for 20 min or until a knife inserted comes out clean. Cool in pans.
125 g butter, softened
Beat butter and extract with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in half sugar, then milk, then remaining sugar. Spread or pipe on cakes.
Note: If you intend to pipe the icing onto the cakes (as I have done) you will need to double this quantity.