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Stormtrooper Cupcakes

Quick and easy

1 Reviews

  • Vegetarian

About the bake

May the force be with you! These Stormtrooper cupcakes are a fantastic way of celebrating May 4th (or any event quite frankly!). Treat your friends and family. They are so easy to make!

35Total Time
20Prep Time
15Bake Time
12Serves
Easy

Method

  1. Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 180ºc/350ºf/Gas 4 and line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases.

  2. Step 2:

    Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until pale. Beat in the eggs a little at a time and stir in the vanilla extract.

  3. Step 3:

    Fold in the flour at the same time adding a little milk until the mixture is of a dropping consistency. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases until they are half full.

  4. Step 4:

    Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until golden-brown on top and a skewer inserted into one of the cakes comes out clean. Set aside to cool.

  5. Step 5:

    For the buttercream icing, beat the butter in a large bowl until soft. Add half the icing sugar and beat until smooth.

  6. Step 6:

    Then add the remaining icing sugar with one tablespoon of the milk, until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

  7. Step 7:

    Spoon the icing into a piping bag with a star nozzle and pipe the icing using a spiralling motion onto the cup cakes in a large swirl.

  8. Step 8:

    Add a marshmallow to the top and paint on a Stormtrooper face using an edible icing pen.

Ingredients

  • For the Cupcakes

    • 110g Butter (unsalted)
    • 110g Caster sugar
    • 2 Eggs
    • 110g Self Raising Flour
    • 1 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract
    • 1 tbsp Milk
  • For the Buttercream

    • 140g Butter (unsalted)
    • 280g Icing sugar
    • 1 tbsp Milk
    • 1 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract
  • For the Storm Trooper

    • 12 White marshmallows
    • 1 Black icing pen

Utensils

  • Cupcake case
  • Piping bag
  • Star nozzle
  • Edible black icing pen

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