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Baby Shower Cupcakes

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About the bake

These cute baby shower cupcakes are fairly easy to make and perfect for a baby shower get together.

55Total Time
30Prep Time
25Bake Time
12Serves
Easy

Method

  1. Step 1:

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

  2. Step 2:

    Place the butter and caster sugar in a bowl and cream together until pale and fluffy, then add the eggs one by one beating well in between each addition, then add the vanilla extract.

  3. Step 3:

    Finally carefully fold in the flour until evenly mixed.

  4. Step 4:

    Spoon the batter into the paper cases. Then place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean and the cupcakes are golden brown and springy to the touch.

  5. Step 5:

    Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a cooling wire.

  6. Step 6:

    To decorate the cakes, lightly dust your work surface with icing sugar and roll out the white icing until it is about 5mm thick. Using a cutter that is the same size as the top of the cupcake, cut out discs of the icing.

  7. Step 7:

    Lightly brush the top of each cake with the warmed jam, then carefully place the white icing disc on the top.

  8. Step 8:

    To make the hats and faces, take a ball of the white sugar paste icing and add a small amount of the pink food colour, kneading it into the icing until the colour is evenly distributed through the icing.  Repeat this with the blue food colour.

     

  9. Step 9:

    Roll out onto a surface that has been lightly dusted with icing sugar, cut a disc from each colour then cut this in half. Place one half onto the cake for the hat.

  10. Step 10:

    Place one half onto the cake for the hat. For the brim cut a strip of icing and place this on the bottom edge of the hat, using a small amount of water to attach. You can make a bobble for the hat using a small ball of icing or attach a flower to the hat, cut using a small flower plunger cutter. To finish the face you can add a nose using a small ball of icing and 2 eyes made using small balls of black sugar paste icing.

  11. Step 11:

    Use baby bottle, pram or bib cutters if you have them to decorate other cupcakes.

Ingredients

  • For the cupcakes

    • 250g Unrefined golden caster sugar
    • 250g Butter (unsalted) (softened)
    • 4 Egg(s) (free range) (medium)
    • 1 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract
    • 250g Self-raising white flour
  • For the decoration

    • 2 tbsp Apricot glaze
    • 100g White sugar paste icing
    • 0.5 tsp Blue food colouring
    • 0.5 tsp Pink food colouring
    • 10g Black sugar paste icing

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