How to Make A mini Cupcake Bouquet for Mothers Day

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Mini Cupcake Bouqet

 
cupcake bouquet
 
 

A stylish treat from Amy-Beth Ellice, perfect for any summer occasion!

You will need:

For the cake mix:
• 110g (4oz) butter
• 110g (4oz) caster sugar
• 110g (4oz) self-raising flour
• 2 eggs
• 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the buttercream:
• 110g (4oz) butter
• 225 (8oz) icing sugar
• 1-2 tbsp milk
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• pink food colouring (gel/paste is best)

For your cupcake bouquet:
• 8 prepared mini cupcakes
• cocktail sticks
• a small flowerpot
• polystyrene
• bubble wrap
•  flowers

 

1) Preheat the oven to 180°C/160 °C fan/ 350°F/Gas mark 4 and line a mini cupcake tin with paper cases.

2) Put the butter, caster sugar, eggs and vanilla extract into the bowl of a freestanding mixer (or you can use a handheld electric whisk and mixing bowl). Sift in the  our and beat for 1 to 2 minutes until light and creamy. Divide the mixture between the paper cases.

3) Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until well risen and golden brown. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

4) Meanwhile, prepare the buttercream. Beat the butter until soft and creamy. Sift the icing sugar and add to the creamed butter in two stages, mixing on a low speed. When fully incorporated, add the milk and vanilla extract and beat for 3 to 5 minutes on a higher speed. Mix in a little pink food colouring using the tip of a cocktail stick until you reached your desired shade.

5) Spoon the pink buttercream into a piping bag fitted with a small star nozzle and swirl it on top of the cupcakes, from the centre outwards.

6) Place the bubble wrap at the bottom of the flowerpot. On top of this place a small amount of polystyrene, creating a raised centre. Work around the sides of the polystyrene first, inserting two cocktails sticks into each cupcake, insert them into the polystyrene at a 45° angle to ensure the cupcakes stay in place. Once you have covered the sides with cupcakes, place a cupcake in the middle.

7) Fill in any gaps with fresh flowers and tie a pretty ribbon around the pot.

 

 

 
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