Galaxy Cupcakes

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In a galaxy far, far away... (OK, in our Baking Mad kitchen!) we created this amazing galactic cupcake recipe. This cupcake recipe is a great fun one to make with the kids or to feed guests at a space themed party. You just won't believe how easy it is to create this galaxy buttercream effect and what's more the flavour of these simple vanilla cupcakes is just out of this world!


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, gas 4). Line a cupcake tin with 12 paper cupcake cases.

  2. Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add in the eggs, baking powder, flour and vanilla extract and beat until fully combined. 

    • 150g Butter (Unsalted, Softened)
    • 150g Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar (we like Billington's)
    • 3 Eggs (Free Range, Large)
    • 150g Self-Raising White Flour
    • ½ tsp Baking Powder
    • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract (We Like Nielsen Massey)
  3. Spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases filling each of them 2/3 full.

  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the cupcakes are golden and springy to touch.

  5. Whilst the cupcakes are baking make the buttercream by beating together the butter, icing sugar and vanilla extract.

    • 250g Icing Sugar
    • 80g Butter (Unsalted, Softened)
    • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract (We Like Nielsen Massey)
  6. Before filling the piping bag with the buttercream, insert the nozzle, then holding the nozzle fold the piping bag over your hand or place the piping bag in a tall glass. Using a small clean paintbrush paint thick stripes of food colouring up the inside of your bag starting with the pink, then a stripe of blue, then purple until the whole bag is covered.

    • 1 pot Food Colouring (Professional Gel) Blue, Pink, Purple
  7. Carefully fill the piping bag with the vanilla buttercream, snip off the end of the bag and pipe swirls onto your cupcakes. 

  8. To finish dust or spray the buttercream lightly with edible gold lustre. 

    • 1 Edible Gold Lustre

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