Fairy Cakes (From my boys for my birthday)

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Today is my birthday and so the boys decided that they wanted to make me a cake (I know I probably shouldn’t be posting recipes on my birthday, but we celebrated yesterday so I think it’s OK!). After some discussion they decided that it would be most fun to make a selection of cupcakes.

They’re all made from a simple all-in-one vanilla sponge (recipe below) to which they added either chocolate chips, sultanas or kept them plain. They then made butter icing, glacĂ© icing and melted milk chocolate and finished them off with a selection of different sprinkles.

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Caramel Macchiato Cupcakes

Caramel Macchiato Cupcakes Rack

When I make cupcakes I like to take my flavour inspiration from cakes, desserts or other delicious sweet things.

My inspiration for today’s cupcakes is Jon’s favourite Starbucks drink – A Caramel Macchiato. It combines a delicious coffee sponge, with a hidden caramel centre, topped with whipped vanilla cream and drizzled with a bit more caramel.

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Queen of Puddings Cupcakes

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For a while now I’ve been thinking of making a Queen of Puddings. It combines custard, jam and meringue – three things I love to eat. Then I saw the Betta Living – build a better cupcake competition and it got me thinking – wouldn’t the Queen of Puddings go well in a cupcake. So I got to work in the kitchen and it turns out I was right, custard, jam and meringue go very well in a cupcake indeed!

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