celebrate mother's day with le creuset
It can be hard to find the perfect gift to give Mom, especially one that shows just how much you appreciate her. But if the kitchen is her happy place, you can't go wrong with a present from Le Creuset. Whether you opt for a cast-iron casserole dish or a whistling kettle in a soft colour palette of pastels and neutrals, you're bound to find something she will love.
Le Creuset cookware also provides the perfect opportunity and inspiration to spoil your mother with a delicious brunch. Have a go at these buttercream cupcakes to make her day extra special.
For the cupcakes
250g butter, softened
250g caster sugar
4 free-range eggs
250g self-raising flour
For the buttercream icing
140g butter, softened
280g icing sugar
2 tsp milk
2 tsp gel food colouring
To make the cupcakes
Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a Le Creuset TNS 12 Cup Muffin Tray with paper cupcake cases. Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs until well combined, then sift in the flour and fold to combine. Pour the mixture into the cases until ¾ full. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Allow to cool on a wire rack.
To make the buttercream icing
Beat the butter in a large bowl until soft. Gradually add the icing sugar and continue beating until well combined and fluffy. Add the milk if necessary and mix until the icing is smooth and creamy.
Prepare your pastry bag with a star nozzle and fold down the edges of the bag. Using a paintbrush, paint a few vertical lines of gel food colouring along the inside of the bag. Spoon the buttercream icing into the bag. Twist the pastry bag and give it a test pipe onto a clean surface. Pipe buttercream icing in circular motions around each cupcake.