Harry Potter Cupcakes

Harry Potter Cupcakes

Good Morning people,

I know its not Thursday which is usually blog post day but I wanted to put this up anyway.

Last week it was my lovely sisters 27th birthday. Rather than buy her a cake or make a standard birthday cake I though I would make it more personal to her.

She absolutely loves Harry Potter, so whilst I was thinking up ideas of what theme to do for her Harry Potter came straight in to my mind.

I went on to good old Amazon and bought some Harry Potter cupcake toppers which are made of edible wafer paper, they have images of Harry Potter and all the cast on. As much as I love to bake I am not talented enough to make edible wafer paper toppers yet unfortunately. I know shes also a fan of chocolate, so I made a chocolate cupcake mixture with white chocolate chunks in and chocolate icing.

What was really exiting for me about making these cupcakes was that I have recently purchased an icing gun. Which is just a fancy way of doing icing as apposed to the standard piping bags, which I just find really messy. The icing gun is amazing, I genuinely enjoyed icing every single cupcake with it. This is my inner cupcake geek coming out.

I think she was pretty pleased with the cupcakes. Its nice to put a personal touch on baked goods for peoples birthdays and just a bit of fun.

Below are the ingredients if you ever wish to make chocolate cupcakes 🙂

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 100g plain flour
  • 20g cocoa powder (I used Bourneville)
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 40g unsalted butter (room temp)
  • 120ml whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • white chocolate chunks
  • 12 hole cupcake tray lined with paper cases

Icing

  • 300g icing sugar, sifted
  • 100g unsalted butter, at room temp
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 40ml milk
  • few squares of Cadbury’s milk chocolate, melted

Method

  1. Preheat 170 degrees

2. Put the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter in a bowl beat together until you get a sandy consistency and everything is combined

3. Whisk the egg, milk and vanilla extract together in a jug, then slowly pour about half into the flour mixture , beat to combine. Continue mixing for a couple more minutes until the mixture is smooth. Do not over mix.

4. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases until two-thirds full and bake in a preheated oven for 20-25 mins or until the sponge is bounces back when touched. When a skewer is inserted into the center it should come out clean. Leave the cupcakes to cool.

5. When the cupcakes are cooled, using a piping bag/piping gun and decorate starting in the center of the cupcake making a large iced gem shape with the icing, then cut out your toppers and place on top of the icing.

Hope you all enjoy 🙂 xxx

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