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Cupcakes decorated with different designs for fathers day such as golf and football icing. Tried & Tested

Fathers day cupcakes

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These Father’s Day cupcakes are just perfect for making your Dad feel special. He’s sure to appreciate such a heartfelt gift and the kids are bound to enjoy making them too.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:12
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

For the cakes

  • 150g 5⅜ oz Butter (unsalted) At room temperature
  • 150g 5⅜ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 3 3 Egg(s) (free range) beaten
  • 125g 4½ oz Self-raising white flour (we use Allinson) Self-raising white flour
  • 25g 1 oz Cocoa powder

For the icing and decoration

  • 50g 1⅞ oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 175g 6¼ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
  • 1tbsp 1tbsp Cocoa powder
  • Green food colouring
  • 4tbsp 4tbsp Unrefined golden granulated sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden granulated sugar
  • 150g 5⅜ oz White sugar paste icing
  • Chocolate letters and numbers (we use Silver Spoon Create)

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Heat the oven to 180°C, (fan 160°C, gas mark 4). Line a cup cake tray with 12 paper cupcake cases.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Place the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon or electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs a little at a time until smooth, adding a little flour if the mixture curdles.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 150g 5⅜ oz Butter (unsalted)
    • 150g 5⅜ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
    • 3 3 Egg(s) (free range) beaten
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Stir in the flour and cocoa powder until smooth. Place heaped dessert spoons in each cupcake case and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and just firm to the touch. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely.

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  4. Classic mode Step 4

    To make the butter cream; mix the butter and icing sugar together until light and fluffy adding a drop of boiling water if necessary. Divide in half and beat cocoa powder to one bowl to make the chocolate icing.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 50g 1⅞ oz Butter (unsalted)
    • 175g 6¼ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
    • 1tbsp 1tbsp Cocoa powder
  5. Classic mode Step 5

    To make the golfing cupcakes: Spread the cakes with white butter cream. Mix a little green food colouring into two tablespoons of sugar and mix until the colour is even. Sprinkle over the icing. Roll small balls of white sugar paste icing then using the end of a paintbrush make the dimples over the balls and place on the cake.

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  6. Classic mode Step 6

    To make No.1 Dad cupcakes: Spread the cupcakes with chocolate butter icing and decorate with chocolate letters and numbers.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Chocolate letters and numbers (we use Silver Spoon Create)
  7. Classic mode Step 7

    To make the football cupcakes: Spread the cupcakes with chocolate butter icing. Roll balls of white sugar paste icing and cut in half and place on the cakes. Decorate with a little left over green coloured granulated sugar. The cakes will keep for 3-4 days in a cake tin.

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  8. Classic mode Step 8