Recipes

Unicorn poos (or cupcakes)

A rainy Saturday in August means baking for me, and trialling a new technique for getting multiple colours into a piping bag to make it swirl.

36 cupcakes later, I had these:

 

Ingredients/method

Cakes
6 eggs
12oz caster sugar
120z self raising flour
12oz margarine

  1. Beat sugar and butter together until light and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs one at a time (with a little flour if it starts to curdle)
  3. Add remaining flour and beat until pale and light.
  4. Transfer to cupcake tray and bake for 15-20 mins at 180 degrees.

Icing
500g icing sugar, sifted
160g unsalted butter, at room temperature
50ml whole milk
a couple of drops of vanilla extract

  1. Beat the icing sugar and butter together in a freestanding electric mixer with a paddle attachment (or use a handheld electric whisk) on medium-slow speed until the mixture comes together and is well mixed.
  2. Turn the mixer down to slow speed. Combine the milk and vanilla extract in a separate bowl, then add to the butter mixture a couple of tablespoons at a time. Once all the milk has been incorporated, turn the mixer up to high speed.
  3. Continue beating until the frosting is light and fluffy, at least 5 minutes. The longer the frosting is beaten, the fluffier and lighter it becomes.
  4. Divide the icing into 5 separate bowls and colour to the preferred shades
  5. Spread the icing (as stripes) onto a sheet of cling film (see below courtesy of @voldsomkage)
  6. using your preferred icing nozzle, ice! and then decorate with edible glitter and stars!

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