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Summer sunflower cupcakes
Pretty as a picture and easy to make, these delicious cupcakes will impress kids and adults and would make a gorgeous food gift too
Makes: 12
Prep time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 23 mins
Total time: 43 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Cheap as chips

 

Ingredients

For the cakes:

 

For the sunflower icing:

 

    • Yellow paste food colouring

 

    • 3-4tbsp dark chocolate sprinkles or vermicelli

 

    • Large piping bag fitted with petal/leaf piping tube e.g. PME ST52

 

 

Method

 

    • Have your basic cupcakes ready.

 

    • As soon as the buttercream has been made and while it’s still soft, whisk in sufficient food paste colouring to give a bright yellow colour.

 

    • Spread a thin layer of yellow buttercream over the top of each cake. Press a round of the chocolate sprinkles or vermicelli in the centre.

 

    • Fill the piping bag, fitted with the petal tube, with the remainder of the yellow buttercream. Pipe a layer of petals around the outside of the cakes, then pipe another row a little way in, to give a double row of petals on each cake.

 

Nutritional information per portion

 

 

Fat 23.0g

 

Saturates 14.0g

 

Calories 360(kcal)