Every year my office holds a fundraiser for the Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea and naturally it’s something I look forward to.
Since my mum bought a silicone mold with teapots, teacups and cupcakes I have been planning these cupcakes as I thought they would be perfect. I’ve also been wanting to make coloured cupcakes for ages, similar to red velvet but in vanilla.
So last night I started experimenting and I’m absolutely thrilled with the end result. Although my first batch of cupcakes were a little ugly, the second batch were beauties.
The buttercream frosting is flavoured with musk essence and coloured with Rose Wilton dye. I also used the same colour for the cupcakes, but used a lot more so the colour wouldn’t fade when cooked.
When making the fondant decorations, I dusted the molds with a bit of icing sugar so the fondant wouldn’t stick, then left them in a container with the lid slightly ajar to dry. I made them a few days ago to give them ample drying time.