Cupcakes

The Pink Whisk Shop Goes Live!


Well, it’s exciting news to share with you today,

The launch of The Pink Whisk Shop!

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Pineapple and Raspberry Cupcakes


Pineapple and Raspberry Cupcakes

Zingy fruity cupcakes packing a taste of sunshine and perfect for adorning with your own Pineapple Flowers.

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Valentines Chocolate Hearts

(and a flaming strawberry!)

A Valentines treat that’s definitely got some wow factor!

  There’s only one thing Mr C. loves more than cake and that’s ice cream so I’ve rustled up these Chocolate Valentines hearts especially.  The cake and icecream is simple to do, the flaming strawberry bit is a bit faffy so think about having a practice ‘flaming strawberry’ run in advance.  

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Blueberry Crumble Muffins

Blueberry Crumble Muffins

This time of year blueberries are sweeeeeeet and juicy, if you can resist eating them straight from the punnet these muffins will go down a treat

Ingredients:

180g self raising flour

55g soft light brown sugar

150ml milk

1 egg, large

25g melted butter

100g blueberries
Crumble Topping

2 tbsps flour (self raising is fine and you’ve already got it out of the cupboard)

10g butter, softened

2 tbsps oats

1 tbsp soft light brown sugar

1 tbsp chopped mixed nuts
If you don’t like nuts or oats just leave these out.

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Mum’s Ginger Muffins

Mum's Ginger Muffins


You can always rely on Mums!  Mums mind children when you’re flat out, Mums give you a hug when you’re adamant you can’t possibly do one more thing….and Mums make great Ginger Muffins coated in sticky lemon icing!  They also write it up for all The Pink Whiskers too!

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Are you ready for these…? Smoky Choc Cherry Cupcakes

Smoky Choc Cherry Cupcakes

I developed these last year as an option for the final of The Great British Bake Off.  In the end I went with Mint, Ginger and Blackberry (recipe here) so before the weather gets truly summery here’s my recipe for Smoky Chocolate and Cherry Cake.

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Royal Red Velvet Cupcakes and Perfect Cream Cheese Frosting


Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting – perfect for a right royal knees up!

Ingredients:
Selection of royal cupcake cases

Cake

165g butter,softened

300g caster sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

3 eggs, large

200g plain flour

70g self raising flour

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

20g cocoapowder

225ml milk

25ml vinegar

Red gel colour paste

Perfectly Pipeable Cream Cheese Frosting

70g butter, softened

200g Philadelphia

400g icing sugar, sifted

Red white and blue sprinkles

Union jack mini flags

Makes 24 cupcakes – enough for a knees up!

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Wedding Baking – White Chocolate and Raspberry Cakes

White Chocolate and Raspberry Cakes


Little White Chocolate and Raspberry Cakes – another perfect little wedding treat – bag them up and tie with ribbon or place them in teeny tiny presentation boxes as cute little favours a little bit different!
These are baked in a silicone flower mould by Pampered Chef Silicone Flower Mould -

Pampered Chef.

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How to make a Cupcake Bouquet

How to make a Cupcake Bouquet

The perfect gift for Mothers Day – making a cupcake bouquet is really easy….let me show you how.

You will need:

Cardboard
6 x 12″ cake dowels – Squires Kitchen Dowels – Squires Kitchen
Scissors
Hot glue gun

Greenery for the bouquet
Wire, string or ribbon

Brown paper

5 or 6 x Cupcakes decorated with your choice of design Recipe here

How To:


Start by preparing your cupcake supports.

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Chocolate Muffins (and the perfect chocolate cake recipe)

Chocolate Muffins

So here is my recipe for huge chocolate muffins with a surprise chocolate sauce filling – you know the kind you can buy in coffee shops and bakery chains up and down the country.  They are twice the size of your average cupcake but take some beating!  

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