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St Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these green-frosted festive St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 12 cupckaes
Great for:  Family Recipes Kids 4+ Years
Ingredients

Sponge

2 large eggs
125 g soft butter
125 g caster sugar
125 g self raising flour

Buttercream Icing

100 g soft butter
200 g icing sugar
green food gel (7g tube)

Hat Decoration

250g ready to roll green fondant icing
black licorice rolls
12 Cheerios
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 160⁰C.
  2. Line a 12 case muffin tin with 12 muffin cases.
  3. Measure all of the sponge ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Whisk using an electric hand, whisk until light & fluffy. Spoon into the cases.
  4. Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden & springy in the middle. Leave to cool.
  5. Make the buttercream icing. Measure the butter & half of the icing sugar into a bowl. Whisk until smooth. Add the remaining sugar & the whole tube of colouring. Whisk until light & fluffy, Spoon into piping bag with a flute nozzle.
  6. Make the hats. Mold the green fondant icing into little tubes to make the tops of the hats.
  7. Cut out round circles using a plain cutter to make the base of the hats.
  8. Stick together using a little buttercream. Put a line of licorice around the join & stick a Cheerio in the middle using the buttercream icing.
  9. Pipe the buttercream on top of the cakes. Place a hat on top.

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