We had our August potluck today at work, and my contribution was these cupcakes with royal icing, Nigella-style. They are one of the easiest recipes that I make on a semi-regular basis, and the icing could not be more simple or (honestly) more stunning.
If you have just a moment, take a peek at this video clip of Nigella. My favorite, favorite thing is to hear her say in her British accent that the icing looks like white 'pay-tint' leather around 1:27-ish. Then she says that they look ludicrously perfect, as though they had been bought at a toy shop. I could watch her bake and cook all day, every day, I think.