Mother's day cupcakes - recipe

Mother's day cupcakes

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  1. 1

    Preheat your oven to 180°C (160°C fan, gas mark 4) and line a 12 hole muffin tin with cupcake cases.

  2. 2

    Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, then add the eggs one by one mixing well between each one, then add the rose water OR orange blossom extract.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 250g Butter (unsalted)
    • 250g Unrefined golden caster sugar
    • 4 Egg(s) (free range) medium
    • 1tsp Rose water
    • 1tsp Orange blossom water
  3. 3

    Carefully fold in the flour then spoon into the cupcake cases until they are about 2/3 full. Place in the oven to bake for 25 minutes until the cakes are golden brown in colour and a skewer comes out clean.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 250g Self-raising white flour
  4. 4

    Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely.

  5. 5

    To make the buttercream, mix together the icing sugar and butter starting slowly then at a higher speed until the buttercream is light and fluffy, then split into 3 batches. Add the orange blossom water and some green food colouring to one batch and mix well, then colour the remaining batch pink.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 500g Icing sugar
    • 250g Butter (unsalted)
    • 1tsp Orange blossom water
    • Food colouring green and pink, a few drops of
  6. 6

    Fill a piping bag fitted with your chosen nozzle, star for piping swirls or a curved border nozzle for leaf shaped buttercream.  Then decorate the cupcake starting from the outside edge of the cake and working in, follow the picture for your chosen pattern.

  7. 7

    You can finish the cupcakes with flowers made from sugar paste by rolling out the icing and cutting out a shape using icing cutters, then place on top of the cake.

    For this step you'll need:

    • Sugar paste icing assorted colours

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