Thursday, 28 April 2011

Royal Wedding Cupcakes!

The countdown begins, tomorrow is one of the biggest celebrations our country has had for as long as I can remember! When I was 11 I had the biggest crush on Prince William, I cut his picture out of the papers and used to think that if we went to the same university then I could marry him!!!! This was all back before he became really good looking and popular!
So it was with a heavy heart that we went to seperate universities, and Gods plan was not for us to marry (He had someone far better instore for me though!!!!lol!).
I'm no royalist, but I have no issue with the royals at all, I guess I'm pretty passive about them. I'm actually a little suprised with how much I'm looking forward to the wedding. We're having a very small British tea party, with dainty sandwiches and cakes and scones. I've made red,white and blue cupcakes to really stick to the theme!!!

I started by making a standard 4-4-4-2 sponge cake mix (4oz butter,sugar,flour and 2 eggs), seperating out 1/3 of the mixture into 3 seperate bowls, and then using food colouring paste (its stronger than liquid food colouring) I coloured them.

I spooned a teaspoon of each colour into the cake cases. Plain in the centre, and red and blue on either side. You could also do it in layers (blue,plain, red etc).
20mins at 180degrees and heres how they turned out! The colours aren't as vivid as I had wanted, but its quite difficult to get strong colours into a cake.

Next was the turn of the frosting. I adapted the Hummingbird bakery recipe I saw for chocolate frosting by just removing the cocoa! So it was 300g icing sugar, 100g butter and 3 tbsp milk.
I couldn't decide whether to make it just bright white, or try to swirl through some red and blue. Eventually I decided to go the whole hog and try it! I dotted some spots of the colour paste into the white frosting before putting it in the icing bag.

I think maybe I put too much colour in, but it looks good!
I finally added some little silver balls to finish them off!
I have resisted the temptation to eat one, as I need to save them for the big day!
Enjoy your own Royal wedding celebrations!!


  1. The frosting looks so pretty! It looks like it has a little shimmer to it too (perfect for a wedding!). I'm excited for the wedding, too. I know I'll be up at 4am to watch! Have fun at the party :)


  2. those cupcakes look so yummy, and so imaginative! I watched part of the wedding here in the US. WHat a cute couple!