This was one of my original ideas for the buffet I am catering for, the theme is Red, White and Blue for the Royal wedding celebrations on the 28th April. The inspiration for these cup cakes is obviously the Union Jack. I have already played around with individual cakes with the United Kingdom flag, these can be seen in my earlier posts. http://andy-asimplechef.blogspot.com/2011/04/royal-wedding-street-party-ideas.html
I won't bore you with the recipe because its a simple sponge mix piped into the small paper cup cake cups.
|Filling the paper cups using a piping bag for less mess|
So I baked these for just 10 minutes at 180 C in the oven.
I let them cool for half an hour and topped them with icing, I used a liquid food colouring for this icing, and added pasteurised egg whites to the icing sugar. The icing soon starts to go firm to the touch and will take a day or so to harden completely. I prefer the icing to be crisp on the outside and soft in the centre.
|Iced Mini Cup cakes|
|The finished Cup Cake Union Jack|
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