Always one to cut corners! I bought some fairy cake mix - I know they are easy to make but they were on offer and I can't resist a bargain! All I did was add an egg , splash of water and a little bit of butter -there wasn't a lot of mixture and the cake cases that came with it were tiny but they came out ok. The icing that came in the packet was just icing sugar so I added some butter and a little milk to make a buttercream and then some Carnation Caramel.
I am useless at piping and making the icing look lovely but am getting a little better ( these ones were the best of the bunch!) I am going on a cupcake decorating course in October so maybe can pick up some hints and tips!
I added some chocolate cherubs that had gold glitter on that I bought from Sainsburys.