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Twelve cupcakes decorated with pink, white and blue icing.

Mother’s day iced cupcakes

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These beautiful cupcakes are the perfect gift for mother’s day. They are easy to make and the sugar paste floral designs are sure to make your mum feel special.

Key Information

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

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For the cupcakes

For the decoration

  • 250g 8⅞ oz Sugar paste icing white
  • 250g 8⅞ oz Sugar paste icing pale blue
  • 250g 8⅞ oz Sugar paste icing pale pink
  • Royal icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon)
  • 2tbsp 2tbsp Apricot glaze

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

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

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, then add the eggs one by one mixing well between each, then add the vanilla bean paste.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 250g 8⅞ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
    • 250g 8⅞ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
    • 4 4 Egg(s) (free range) medium
    • 1tbsp 1tbsp Vanilla bean paste (we use Nielsen-Massey) Vanilla bean paste
  3. Classic mode Step 3

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

    Ingredients for this step

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    To decorate, roll out the white icing and using a round biscuit cutter cut discs of the icing, lightly brush the surface of the cupcake with warmed apricot glaze and place the disc of icing on top of the cake. Repeat this with the blue and pink icing for the rest of the cakes.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 250g 8⅞ oz Sugar paste icing pale pink
  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Using smaller flower or butterfly cutters, or a cutter shape of your choice, cut shapes from the remaining rolled out icing and leave to one side.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Make up the royal icing according to the instructions on the packet then spoon some into a small piping bag with a small round nozzle. You can use this to stick the icing decorations to the cupcakes by piping a small blob onto the icing then placing the decoration on top. You can also use the royal icing to pipe spots onto the coloured icing.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Royal icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon)