Thanks to National Cupcake Week, newly inspired and armed with a brilliant excuse to eat cake, I set to work on perfecting my cupcake recipe….

I managed 21 in my first go, doubling my standard recipe and adding chocolate chips – any excuse – to the mixture. I didn’t have time to decorate them, so tres tres excited to start on that! At the moment I just have 20 (yes I ate one) blank canvases to decorate. Watch this space!

My little blank canvases: