More Diamond Jubilee inspiration! Although this time in the form of cupcakes, rather than posh trifles.
I seem to have been very busy baking cupcakes lately, so far I have baked close to sixty British-themed cupcakes and it isn’t even the Jubilee weekend yet! I’ve had lots of fun experimenting with different toppings, decorations and accessories and there are more ideas to come, too.
This post features a batch of strawberry cupcakes – a variation of my lemony cupcakes, using a good quality strawberry essence to flavour the cakes instead of vanilla essence and leaving out the lemon zest. I did also spot some freeze-dried strawberries in the baking section at the supermarket and they would work equally well sprinkled into the cake mixture.
I used a basic vanilla butter cream (beating together double the quantity of icing sugar to butter e.g 125g butter to 250g icing sugar and a tablespoon of milk) to pipe swirls of icing onto my cakes with …