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How to Make Flower Pot Cupcakes

How to Make Flower Pot Cupcakes

The perfect bakes for themed occasions or for entertaining kids, these flower pot cupcakes are really easy to make and seriously delicious. The concept is really simple; all you have to do is bake a batch of cupcakes in flower pots and then ice and decorate them in a beautiful botanical theme. So it doesn’t matter whether you’re a baking pro or new to the kitchen – these cupcakes are super simple but will still give the ‘wow’ factor!

    Prep and Cooking Time: 1 hour
    Makes 10 cupcakes

Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 150g of Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 125g of Plain Flour
  • 100g of Caster Sugar
  • 100ml of Milk
  • 25g of Cocoa Powder
  • 3tbsp of Vegetable Oil
  • 1tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1 Large Egg

Decoration Ingredients:

  • 140g of Butter (softened)
  • 180g of Icing Sugar
  • 1 – 2tbsp of Milk
  • Green Food Colouring
  • Wafer Flowers

Equipment:

METHOD:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (160°C fan or gas mark 4). Using the pastry brush, apply a thin layer of vegetable oil to the inside of each flower pot. Place a cupcake case in each pot and then place the pots on a baking tray.
  2. Pour the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder into the mixing bowl and gradually stir in the sugar.
  3. Pour the milk into the jug and add the egg and remaining vegetable oil. Using a hand whisk, whisk the ingredients until well combined.
  4. Pour the milk mixture over the flour mixture and add the chocolate chips. Using the mixing spoon, mix the ingredients until they are well combined. The mixture doesn’t need to be completely smooth for this recipe.
  5. Spoon enough mixture into the flower pots to fill the cupcake cases; they should rise to the top of the flower pots.
  6. Bake the cupcakes for approximately 15 minutes or until risen and firm. Leave the cupcakes to cool for 5 minutes after taking them out of the oven and then transfer them to a wire cooling rack; leave the cupcakes in the pots.
  7. To create the icing, add the softened butter, icing sugar and milk to a bowl and whisk until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  8. Pour half of the icing mixture into another mixing bowl. Add a few drops of green food colouring to one bowl of icing and mix until the icing is completely green.
  9. Pour the white icing and green icing into separate icing bags. When the cupcakes are cool, pipe individual dots of green and white icing over each one to decorate. (You can use different coloured icing and create different patterns, if you prefer.)
  10. Add a wafer flower or flowers to each cupcake to finish and then enjoy!
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