If you live in Australia and you head to your local Coles or Woolworths, you will notice one thing – they do not sell ordinary plain cupcake liners. You have to commit to a damask pack or a multi-coloured pack – no ifs or buts.
At first that irritated me – I prefer to work with neutral wrappers e.g. white, black, brown. However, they seem to be here to stay so I decided to try to go with it rather than fight it!
I was pleased with results of this one – a forest green wrapper topped with a pastel green glaze, decorated with bees and daisies.
I went for lemon flavoured cupcakes this time – topped with a very simple lemon glaze. Scroll down for the recipe. It is divided into 4 parts – the cupcake, glaze, decorations and lastly, the assembly.
Daisy Bee Cupcakes
(makes 9 cupcakes)
100g butter, room temperature
100g caster sugar
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
100g self raising flour
- Preheat oven to 160° Celcius (fan forced).
- Cream butter and sugar together until light in colour and fluffy (about 5 minutes).
- Add zest and eggs and mix until combined. Mixture may look slightly curdled but nothing to worry about.
- Add flour and mix until well incorporated. Pour batter into a piping bag.
- Pipe mixture into cupcake liners in a cupcake pan (fill 2/3rds of the way up).
- Bake in oven for 18-20 minutes or until cupcake springs back when pressed gently.
Juice from half a lemon
100g icing mixture
Food colouring, if desired
- Mix all ingredients together to form a smooth glaze.
- Add more icing sugar or lemon juice depending on the consistency desired.
Note: Glaze will form a dry surface but will not be completely set underneath.
The fondant decorations for these cupcakes have their own dedicated posts, as linked below:
- Pour glaze onto cupcakes carefully, using a skewer to move the glaze into the corners of the liner. Leave to set.
- Press daisy into the centre of the cupcake.
- Stick floral wire into the cupcake in desired spot, making sure that it is fully embedded and right down to the base of the cupcake for maximum support.
That’s it! Let me know what you think and if you have any requests or suggestions in terms of what you would like me to make next.