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Three rugby cupcakes topped with green icing and brown rugby balls. Tried & Tested

Rugby cupcakes

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This recipe is great for the rugby fan in your life and also make great homemade gifts for Father’s Day or your Dad’s birthday.

Key Information

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

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Ingredients

For the cakes

For the buttercream

  • 50g 1⅞ oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 175g 6¼ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
  • 1tsp 1tsp Green food colouring

For the decoration

  • 100g 3½ oz Brown/chocolate sugar paste icing
  • 50g 1⅞ oz White sugar paste icing
  • Designer icing (white) (we use Silver Spoon Create)

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  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.

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  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Gradually beat in the eggs a little at a time until smooth, adding a little flour if the mixture curdles.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 3 3 Egg(s) (free range) beaten
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Stir in the flour and cocoa powder until smooth.

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  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Place a heaped dessert-spoon in each cupcake case and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and just firm to the touch.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Allow the cupcakes to cool completely.

  7. Classic mode Step 7

    To make the butter cream: Mix the butter and icing sugar together until light and fluffy adding a drop of boiling water if necessary to loosen the mixture.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 50g 1⅞ oz Butter (unsalted)
    • 175g 6¼ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Add a drop of green food colouring into the buttercream and mix well until you get an even colour. Spread the buttercream onto the cooled cupcakes.

     

    Ingredients for this step

    • 1tsp 1tsp Green food colouring
  9. Classic mode Step 9

    Roll a little chocolate or brown coloured sugar paste into small oval shapes and place on top of the cupcakes. Roll thin strips of white ready to roll icing and arrange over the rugby balls, then pipe the stitching with white designer icing.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 100g 3½ oz Brown/chocolate sugar paste icing
    • 50g 1⅞ oz White sugar paste icing
    • Designer icing (white) (we use Silver Spoon Create)