Oh hey not spoke to you in a while… here’s some cupcakes i made earlier!

Ok, i haven’t been on here in well over a month. Soz.

I’ve just not been doing anything overly interesting or been doing any baking, shocking i know. I’ve just been existing, which is the worst and it’s incredibly boring, working, home, dinner, bed.

I made cupcakes for my brother in laws birthday a few weeks back so thought id post this!


Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

Cupcake Recipe:

  • 175 g Stork
  • 175 g Light Brown Sugar
  • Eggs
  • 140 g Self Raising Flour
  • 35 g Cocoa 
  • 12 Reese’s PB Cup Minis

Buttercream:

  • 150 g Unsalted Butter
  • 175 g Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 350 g Icing Sugar

Method:

  • Preheat your oven to 180c/160c Fan
  • Beat the Stork with the light brown sugar until light and fluffy and well combined.
  • Stir in the eggs, flour and cocoa  with the butter/sugar mix until well combined
  • Dollop a wee bit into the bottom of the case and pop a Peanut Butter Cup Mini and pop some more batter on top to cover.
  • Bake in the oven for 18-22 minutes or until they are cooked and a cocktail stick comes out clean!

Buttercream method:

  • Beat the unsalted butter with a mixer for a couple of minutes to loosen it until it’s pale and creamy.

  • Add the peanut butter and half of the icing sugar on a slow speed until it is mixed in then mix for a few minutes until thoroughly combined and smooth.

  • Add the rest of the icing sugar and beat again, if its too thick add some milk or boiling water to loosen it.

Since it was his birthday and i had never used fondant before i decided to do a wee fondant topper.

I piped the buttercream onto the top of the cupcakes and then i rolled out some yellow fondant to about the thickness of a pound coin, some were thicker some were thinner, for a first time i thought this was not bad. I bought a little letter set off eBay and pressed the message onto the top of them, let them sit for a wee while to harden up then popped them onto the top of the cupcake. I was really pleased with these and was buzzing i managed to do it. They aren’t perfect and it requires some fine tuning but hey for a first time i was chuffed and i was told they were amazing, so yay for me!

PB Cupcakes

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