Easy Festive Star Cupcakes

I came up with this recipe when I was walking around Tesco and stumbled upon a edible glitter spray which I was desperate to use as I have a major glitter addiction so I decided to buy it and use it in a festive recipe. I wanted to keep it simple as I am not the most advanced baker yet and so went with a classic vanilla cupcake with buttercream swirls. Topped with chocolate stars and red and green sprinkles all coated in glitter. I also went a bit over the top with the glitter spray and also covered some of the buttercream in it. I really loved how these turned out so thought I would post a recipe on here as well.

Ingredients- 

  • 175 g self-raising flour
  • 175 g caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs

To Decorate-

  • Chocolate Stars
  • Red & Green Sprinkles
  • 140g butter, softened
  • 280g icing sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp milk

1) Preheat your oven to 180C/Gas 4 and line a muffin tin with paper muffin cases.

2) Put all of your cake ingredients in a large bowl and use an electric hand whisk to beat it until smooth and creamy. Divide your mix between the cases evenly and bake for 20-15 minutes in the oven or until the cakes have risen well and are springy to the touch. Transfer the cakes to a wire rack until completely cool.

3) To make the buttercream beat together icing sugar and butter and slowly add the milk until you get your desired consistency. Beat in the vanilla extract. Fill a piping bag with the buttercream and use a large star nozzle to pipe of vanilla swirls. Spray the buttercream with a small amount of edible glitter spray. Coat your stars and sprinkles as well with the glitter and top the cupcakes with them. Eat, serve and enjoy!

It is that simple and super delicious! Hopefully your all enjoying blogmas so far especially the recipes and be sure to let me know your favourite things to bake at this time of year as well. Do you love to keep it simple? Or do you go over the top with your festive foodie masterpieces?

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