Message cupcakes

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These message cupcakes are perfect for saying Happy Birthday, I love you, or just a name - Write your very own message using cupcakes. Decorate each one with a letter and arrange in order.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan 160°C, gas mark 4). Line two muffin tins with cupcake cases.

  2. Put the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat until pale and creamy. This could take up to 10 minutes to get a fluffy mixture.

  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, then add the vanilla extract and beat until well combined.

  4. Sift and fold in the flours together. Add enough milk for a smooth batter that is of dropping consistency.

  5. Spoon the mixture into the cases to about ¾ full. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 5 minutes. Stand the cakes out onto a wire rack to cool.

  6. Get creative with decorating! To make the fondant icing - Sift the fondant icing sugar into a small bowl, add just enough warm water a drop at a time to give a smooth, thick icing.

  7. Add a few drops of a food colouring and beat to give an even colour. Spoon a little icing over the cooled cakes so that the tops are almost covered and leave to set for a few minutes. Add any sprinkle before the icing sets completely.

  8. Colour the sugar paste icing in the colour of your choice. To do this knead the sugar paste icing, add a few drops of food colour and knead again to spread the colour through the icing. Repeat until you get the desired colour.

  9. Cut a selection of patterns, letters or numbers for your cakes. Spread some designer icing onto the cakes and cover with the rolled icing shapes. Decorate using sprinkles.

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