This is dead easy but they look fancy. I bought some toppings to really go for the whole Magnolia Bakery thing.
2 eggs 4oz margerine - or butter if for special 6oz caster sugar 8oz self raising flour A little milk Muffin cases
For fairy cakes half the quantities and use smaller cases.
Beat the eggs Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy Add half the egg and half the flour and mix well Add the rest of the egg and flour and a tbsp of milk and mix Add a bit more milk if needed - needs to be a firmish mix but not dry. Scoop into cases - I fill almost the full way - but if you want flat tops fill about half way. Flat tops are more arty but I like as much cake as possible in each cupcake. Bake at gas mark 6/200C for 15-16 minutes or until firm.
125g/4oz butter A few drops of vanilla essence 8oz icing sugar
Beat together until creamy. Slather in great quantities on top of your cooled cupcakes.
I like to add food colouring - but a little goes a long way so take it teeny drops at a time. I also like having various toppings too.