I decorated these simple cakes with just a blob of ready made icing and an M&M.
110g unsalted butter, at room temperature
60ml semi-skimmed milk, at room temperature
1tsp vanilla extract
500g icing sugar, sifted
Few drops of pink food colouring
This quantity makes enough to ice 15-20 regular or approx 60 mini cupcakes. I made half a batch and used a small amount of pink colouring paste.
1. In a large mixing bowl beat the butter, milk and half of the icing sugar until smooth.
2. Gradually add the remainder of the icing sugar and beat again until the buttercream is smooth and creamy.
3. Beat in the colouring, adding a very small amount initially, building up the colour gradually.