Grab your mixing bowls – it’s Heathcoat Bake-off!

We are enjoying seeing the photos of all the activities that you are completing at home. As many of you are cooking, we thought we would organise a virtual bake off for anyone who would like to take part!

There is a basic cupcake recipe below or you can use your own. They then need to be decorated with a VE Day theme as we are celebrating VE day on Friday.

Please email a photo of your cakes to by 3pm on Wednesday 13th May. We will then share them all on our Facebook page. If you don’t want the photo on Facebook please clearly state this in the email.



175 g butter (at room temperature), cut into large pieces 175g butter, room temperature

175 g self-raising flour ½ tsp. vanilla extract

175 g caster sugar 3 tbsp. milk

1/2 tsp. baking powder 350g icing sugar, sifted

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

3 large eggs



175g butter, room temperature

½ tsp. vanilla extract

3 tbsp. milk

350g icing sugar, sifted



Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cupcake or muffin cases.
Put all the cake ingredients into a large bowl and beat with an electric hand whisk or a wooden spoon until smooth and evenly mixed. Divide the mixture evenly between the paper cases.

Meanwhile, make the icing. Put the butter, vanilla extract, two tablespoons of the milk, and half the icing sugar in a large bowl and beat until smooth. Beat in the remaining icing sugar, and pour in the rest of the milk if needed to make the icing the right consistency.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the cakes are well risen and firm on top. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.


We look forward to seeing the results but will let you enjoy eating them!

Take care and stay safe

Miss Higginson

Head of School