11 Jan 2012

English Country Garden Mini Cupcakes

January, for me, means cuteness.

We've had the massive excess of December and in January we are looking for something a little lighter and smaller. Or, at least, we're supposed to be ;-)

Now my eldest has started pre-school, I have time on a Tuesday to do things I'd like to do.


As you know my husband bought me a ridiculous amount of cake decorating goodies for Christmas, so every night this month I have been playing with them. My faves are the tiny blossoms I made with the smallest Blossom Plunger Cutter and 1 Hundreds and Thousands ball in the centre. Very time consuming but very relaxing.

Jar 'o' mini-blossoms.......DONE!

Also I still had a pot of green frosting from my Mini Christmas Trees so I got thinking.....what to do, what to do?

Cute mini cupcakes with cute mini flowers!! Yes please!

I bought myself a mini-muffin tin in the sales and have been gagging to use it ever since. But I don't have any mini-muffin cups, so I have to improvise!! What do you think??

It took me bloomin' ages to get these things lined!! But aren't they cute!!??!!??

Here's what I did........

150g s/r flour
150g caster sugar
150g butter 
2 medium eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup semi skimmed milk 
  • Preheat oven to 170 / Gas Mark 4
  • Add baking powder to flour and set aside.
  • Beat butter with hand mixer for about 4 minutes until very pale.
  • Add sugar and beat together for 3 minutes until nice and whipped.
  • Add eggs one at a time and beat each one until fully incorporated.
  • Add half the dry ingredients and FOLD gently until completely mixed in.
  • Add 1/4 cup milk, FOLD again.
  • Add the other half of the dry ingredients and FOLD again.
  • Add the last of the milk and FOLD until smooth.
  • Spoon into lined mini muffin tin to about 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
I used the smallest circular piping nozzle I have to make the grass and popped on my Mini Blossoms.

Kids and pregnant best friend ~ Hi Heidi *waves* ~ loved these. 

One little mouthful with no guilt, I promise :-)


xx Kat xx


  1. Lovely, but can you stop at just one?


  2. I'd like to say yes.....but sadly not!

    Shame on me

  3. These are sooo cute!!! Very creative too :) (and good use of your frosting and new equipment)

  4. These are really pretty. Bet putting the hundred and thousands on did take ages but they look beautiful. I like the idea of tricking yourself that your not eating much!


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