Pink and Blue Cupcakes

With friends coming over for cheese and game night there was only one thing I could make to go alongside this! Cupcakes of course! I do not know if I was hyperactive or just in one of those moods but I got inspired by my food colouring which resulted in Pink and Blue Cupcakes and here is how I made them;

Ingredients

For the cake

  • 100g of Plain Flour
  • 100g of Sugar
  • 1tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1/2tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 100g of Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1tsp of Vanilla Extract

For the frosting

  • 125g of Icing Sugar
  • 100g of Butter
  • 1tbsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 2 drops of Pink Food Colouring
  • 2 drops of Blue Food Colouring
  • 1tbsp of Pink Sugar
  • 1tbsp of Blue Sugar

    Pink and Blue Cupcakes in the Making
    Pink and Blue Cupcakes in the Making

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C
  2. Prepare your bun tin with your paper cake cases for later
  3. Sift the sugar into a bowl and add 100g of the butter then cream together until smooth
  4. In a separate bowl sift the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt together
  5. Then slowly add the dry mixture to the creamed butter mix until crumbly
  6. Add the 2 eggs and whisk until smooth
  7. Finally add the vanilla extract and mix in thoroughly
  8. Pour the mixture evenly into the cake cases
  9. Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes
  10. Once cooked allow to cool thoroughly
  11. Once cool sift the icing sugar into a bowl
  12. Then add the final 100g of butter and cream until smooth
  13. Finally add the vanilla extract and give a final stir
  14. Split the butter cream into two bowls evenly and add the drops of food colouring to each making your pink and blue frosting
  15. Use a pallet knife to decorate the top of the cupcakes with the frosting, 6 in pink and 6 in blue
  16. Finally add a sprinkle of coloured sugar, blue on the pink frosting and pink for the blue frosting
  17. Then enjoy!
Pink and Blue Cupcakes
Pink and Blue Cupcakes

I had so much fun making these Pink and Blue Cupcakes as they looked really funky when complete but they were a little bland as the only flavour they had was vanilla. So next time I think I am going to avoid the food colouring and try to use something natural and flavoursome instead, such as strawberry and blueberry, for both taste and colour!

If you have any tips on using fruit as colouring anf flavour, I would love to hear them!

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