These cute little cupcakes offer a pretty gift, especially during Spring or for Mother’s day. They’re ideal for munching with a cup of tea whilst you tell them how much of an amazing job they’ve done. They’re super tasty but also quite light so you don’t feel too naughty after eating one! I have always loosely followed one recipe for my cupcakes, it combines 125g caster sugar, 125g self raising flower, 125g butter, two eggs, vanilla essence and a splash of milk (I bung everything into a food processor before spooning into cases!) This recipe produces a light fluffy sponge with a super-tasty golden outside.
What You’ll Need
To make Liberty Print inspired cupcakes you’ll need the following:
- 12 plain cupcakes, you can make your own or buy a pack of the ready made kind!
- Enough buttercream icing for 12 cakes (see below for recipe)
- Liberty Betsy Cupcake Kit
- Icing Bag & Nozzle (optional)
- Fresh Edible flowers*
Cupcakes really aren’t complete until they have a healthy layer of delicious buttercream icing. For this particular buttercream I use 200g icing sugar, 100g butter and a splash of water, again I just combine in a food processor to create a light whipped texture. Add a couple of drops of food colouring in a colour of your choice, I’ve gone for blue to create a duck-egg pastel colour to go with the Liberty Betsy print cases.
If you’re feeling fancy you can pipe your icing into a swirl starting from the outside then swirling into the centre in a spiral fashion to form a fluffy buttercream peak. For these cupcakes I’ve just smoothed the icing into a generous layer to cover the top of the cake.
To compliment the Liberty print cases I’ve chosen some very delicate fresh edible flowers, they instantly gave an elegant, girly transformation. The Liberty Betsy cupcake kit also comes with some super-cute tissue tassel toppers which added a little fun!
Going to have a go at making your own Liberty Print Cupcakes? Let us know how they go, we’d love to see them! If you’d like to explore the rest of the Liberty Betsy range, please take a look here.
*Please be careful when selecting edible flowers! As I’m sure you are all aware some flowers really shouldn’t be eaten and can be harmful if consumed… If you’re unsure on what flowers are edible it’s always best to ask an expert. The flowers we used were from a catering company but here’s a little guide to help you out!