RETRO POPPING CANDY CUPCAKES
& COOKING ARTICLE
have been all the rage for a few years now and it seems that
that culinary trend will last for quite a while longer. Cupcakes
are great because they are delicious (if you do them right!),
they look cute and they are not so big that feel guilty for
eating one. Not that you should everyone deserves a
little treat now and then.
These pretty little buns can be found at tea parties, dinner
parties and even at weddings, as a lot of brides and grooms
are now opting for a tree of cupcakes instead of the traditional
cake. And guests certainly arent complaining - many
preferring the cute butter cream - covered buns to stodgy
old fruit cake.
But how can you make your cupcakes stand out from the crowd?
Well this recipe should help yours make their mark and the
lucky people you give them to are sure to remember them! These
are retro popping candy cupcakes, treats that will be delicious
and remind people of this odd fizzing candy that they will
have loved as kids. And if youre baking for kids these
cupcakes will seem like magical mouthfuls and provoke laughter
and excitement. In short theyre not your average cakes.
So, what do you need?
For the cupcakes:
220g of sifted flour
1 ¾ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
5 tbsp butter
2 extra large eggs
3 large egg yokes
83ml vegetable oil
2 ½ tsp vanilla extract
80ml shaken buttermilk
For the popping candy buttercream:
2 tsp vanilla extract
230-320g sifted icing sugar
1-3 tsp cream
candy to sprinkle on top
your oven to 180c or gas mark 4. Put cupcake cases in cupcake
the flour, baking powder and salt together. Separately in
a large bowl mix sugar and butter until fluffy and light.
One at a time, beat in eggs and egg yolks, followed by vanilla
extract. Add vegetable oil and fold the mixture, adding
buttermilk as you do.
mix into cupcake cases, around three quarters full. Bake
for 8-10 minutes, remove and leave to cool completely.
together the vanilla extract and the butter until you have
a smooth consistency. Add icing sugar, around 100g at a
time, adjusting until the taste is right. Thoroughly beat
in the cream.
the cooled cupcakes with the buttercream as liberally as
you like. Then add one or two teaspoons of popping candy
for that touch of magic.
recipe is sure to be a real treat for your guests, whether
at a kids party of a more sophisticated adult soiree.
And whatever age your guests are, they are sure to be delighted
when they take a bite of their bun and feel the popping candy
come alive on their palate. Of course you can add any food
colouring you like too to add some extra excitement to your
have some fun with your cupcakes and make them stand out from
the crowd, with some nostalgic retro candy that will make
sure people remember eating them.
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