Hello you beauts, happy fifth of November! I loooove a themed cupcake so after spotting these shared on Pinterest recently I thought I’d try my hand at making my own – and I’m so happy with them! What do you think? If you’re interested in making these read on for the recipe of my Bonfire themed cupcakes.
So the actual cupcake is banana flavoured – I had some with the skin starting to brown which is perfect for baking so I thought I’d use them up. You will need:
- 120g butter
- 120g sugar
- 2 eggs
- 120g self raising flour
- 1 mashed banana (add an extra half for extra banana flavour)
First, mix the butter and sugar together until smooth. Beat in the eggs and then slowly fold in the flour. When this is fully combined add the mashed banana. Cook on 160 degrees (fan oven) for 20 minutes.
I tend not to measure icing out as you need it really thick in order to keep the volume of the icing. I put about a tablespoon of butter in a bowl, added a blob of orange food colouring and gradually added more and more icing sugar until it kept it’s shape when moved around. I then put this in a piping bag with a star nozzle and made large icing swirls for the fire. Finally, I broke up some matchmakers and lay them over the top of the cupcakes to make the wood on the fire. Et voila! What do you think? I personally love this little design and I’ll definitely make them again in the future. The originals also has two tiny marshmallows on a cocktail stick laid on top of the fire, which would be a really cute detail to add if you’re going to have a go!