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



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





    • 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)