As I mentioned in my previous post, after sending some cupcakes into nursery with Grace a few weeks ago, I ended up with an order for a birthday cake from one of the staff. She wanted something for her son’s 16th birthday that was very chocolatey and looked like a giant version of the cupcakes I had sent in. I hope this fitted the brief!
It is a chocolate and mint cake which I baked in the Wilton cupcake pan. It bakes the top and bottom parts separately and then you sandwich them together with buttercream to give the cupcake shape. I stuck dark and milk chocolate fingers around the edge to make it look like a cupcake case, swirled chocolate buttercream on the top and decorated it with Oreo cookies, chocolate buttons and sprinkles.
As I was dropping it off at nursery, the manager caught me and asked if I could make a dozen cupcakes for the next day for her husband’s birthday party! She wanted a variety so I made some chcolate ones, some lemon and poppy seed ones and these vanilla cakes with strawberry buttercream and a marzipan strawberry.