Vanilla Sponge, Topped with Pastel Coloured Buttercream, White Chocolate Drizzle and a Party Ring!
I had an impromptu day off from work and University and decided to spend it in the kitchen recipe developing. I came up with these cupcakes after finding some left over Party Rings in the cupboard. I wanted the cupcake to resemble the biscuit since I couldn’t incorporate the actual biscuit into the cupcakes. I was so pleased with how these turned out! They are SO PERFECT for kids parties or if you just want to bake something simple but effective and BEAUTIFUL and of course who doesn’t love a simple Vanilla Cupcake?
The buttercream I decided to make different colours to match the Party Rings on Top. I started by making buttercream and then split it into four separate bowls adding different food colourings into each. I added a teeny tiny bit of food colouring to each because I didn’t want them to be to bright I wanted them to be pastel colours. If you add the colour tiny bit by tiny bit then there is more chance you will get the colour you want if you make it to bright to start with then you’ll have to start again.
Once I had the colours I wanted I piped them onto the cupcakes. I melted some white chocolate and drizzled on top of the cupcakes to match the Party Rings. For the white buttercream I left the white chocolate drizzle to last and added in some pink food colouring before drizzling over the top.
This recipe will make 12 DELICIOUS cupcakes.
For The Cupcakes
175g Caster Sugar
175g Unsalted Butter
175g Self-Raising Flour
3 Large Eggs
1tsp Baking Powder
450g Icing sugar
250g Unsalted Butter
An Assortment of Food Colouring
100g White Chocolate
12 Mini Party Rings
- Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, gas mark 4). Line a cupcake/muffin tin with 12 cupcake cases.
- Cream together the butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
- Sieve in the self-raising flour, baking powder and add the eggs before mixing until all the ingredients are incorporated.
- Spoon the mixture into the cases and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown and springy to touch.
- While your cupcakes are cooling make the buttercream. Mix together the butter, icing sugar to reach the desired consistency you may need to add a teaspoon or two of milk. Split the mixture into four bowls adding a different food colouring to each before piping each individual colour onto the cupcakes.
- Melt the white chocolate in the microwave in 10 second bursts. Drizzle over the top of the cupcakes (like the white lines on the top of a Party Ring.) Decorate with a mini Party Ring.
Tips and Tricks
I tried to match my colours of buttercream to the same colours as party rings. I used orange, purple, peach and white.
To make the pink white chocolate for the top of the white buttercream I just added a tiny bit of pink food colouring to the white chocolate
These will last for 2-3 days in an airtight container.
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