Step 1. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and fill a 12 cupcake tray with cases
Step 2. Mix together the butter and the sugar until pale and fluffy! Then beat in your 2 eggs
Step 3. Once all combined sift in your flour and fold into the mixture .
Step 4. Distribute your mixture between cupcake cases and pop into the oven for 15-18 minutes, or until a light golden brown
Step 5. For the buttercream combine the butter and icing sugar and whisk until lovely and soft! If needed add in a tablespoon of water at a time to bring the mixture together, along with your vanilla extract
Step 7. Add in some drops of food colouring and give it a final mix until it’s at your desired colour
Step 6. Once your cupcakes have cooled either spoon on the buttercream on top, or if you’re feeling fancy using a piping bag and icing nozzle!