I spotted this lovely box in Sainsburys (I think). I had to buy it, and my eldest decided to don his cheffing apron and make a batch of cakes with them for Halloween.
I know it’s a bit past Halloween now, but these are great cup cakes for birthday parties.
How many little boys could bypass some delightful cakes with tasty icing for a special occasion?
The box contained enough cup cake cases and flag toppers to make up to 24 cakes. I think he did a pretty good job of the icing and decoration for his first attempt from start to finish at making cakes, with absolutely no help from mum (well ok, just a bit).
He is rightly chuffed to bits with the outcome.
Here is the recipe that he used to make his cakes.
Pirate Cup Cakes
- 8 oz Caster Sugar
- 8 oz Butter Melted
- 4 Medium Eggs
- 8 oz Self Raising Flour
- Packet Coloured Icing We used green and red, ready made sugarcraft icing.
- Sprinkles or Topping For on top of your cakes.
- Add melted butter and sugar into a bowl, or mixer and mix until smooth.
- Add the four eggs and continue to mix until thoroughly mixed.
- Finally, add sifted flour and mix until the desired consistency is reached. I sometimes add an extra ounce or two of flour if I don't like the look of the mix.
- Place into the cupcake cases and bake for 15 - 18 minutes at 180 degrees. Makes your oven is pre-heated.
- When your cakes are cooked, take them out of the oven and let them cool before adding sugarcraft icing, sprinkles and the flags.
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