The annual RSPCA Cupcake Day is fast approaching, and I’m starting to think about what I want to bake and how I want to decorate my cupcakes.
Last year I baked two or three different flavours of cupcakes, about 50-60 cupcakes in total. I tried to be a little creative and made cat faces out of marshmallows, M&Ms and liquorice. They were pretty tasty.
This year I want to make even more cupcakes! This means that I’ve got to start my planning early, so I’m going to have a trial run this weekend for my decorating concepts. Which means that I have to come up with those concepts… now!
I think I will ice each cupcake with buttercream, either spread flat or piped in a swirl, and then just add a chocolate clay animal figurine on top. Because I want to make a heap of cupcakes, I have to stick to something that’s relatively easy to mass produce. The figurines can’t be too intricate or require too much time to make.
So far my ideas include:
- Yellow rubber duckie style duck on blue buttercream, perhaps spread flat with a little blue piping gel
- Brown puppy on green buttercream, perhaps spread flat with a little piped like grass on top. Most likely not completely piped like grass, because that would probably take too long to do
- Orange cat on untinted buttercream, perhaps curled up on a chocolate clay square for a pillow
- A mouse / rabbit / guinea pig