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Sea Kween Cupcakes

These mermaid Inspired cupcakes made with a bit of royal gold luster dust are perfect for any party.

Ingredients

  • Cupcakes
  • 429g all-purpose flour
  • 265g caster (superfine) sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 375ml of milk
  • 125ml vegetable oil
  • 125g unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt (can substitute with sour cream)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 drop purple food gel
  • 1 drop blue food gel
  • 1 drop pink food gel
  • 1 drop green
  • sprinkles of your choice
  • 1 tsp strawberry essence
  • Gold Drizzle
  • 2 tsp gold lustre dust
  • 3 tbsp vodka or vanilla extract
  • Frosting
  • 1 batch fluffy vanilla buttercream frosting
  • 1 drop purple food gel
  • 1 drop blue food gel
  • 1 drop pink food gel
  • 1 drop green

Steps

  1. Preheat a fan-forced oven to 160C (320F) or 180C (356F) for a conventional oven. Line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the flour, baking powder, caster sugar and salt. Turn mixer on low speed and allow it to mix for a couple minutes to help everything combine well (alternatively you may do this by sifting the ingredients together). Add the softened butter and let it mix until it resembles a fine sand like texture.
  3. Next, add milk, eggs, yogurt, oil, strawberry essence and vanilla extract in a large jug and whisk well.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients in a slow and steady stream until no dry ingredients are visible. Scrape down the bowl and mix for another 20 seconds.
  5. Fill each cupcake liner 3/4 of the way (using an ice cream scoop to transfer the batter into the cupcake liners makes this a quick and easy process otherwise you can use two tablespoons).
  6. Bake for 20-25 min or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow them to cool completely on a wire cooling rack before frosting.
  7. Gold Drizzle
  8. Add gold lustre dust to a small mixing bowl and mix until well combined
  9. Frosting
  10. To prepare frosting, split into 4 bowls and colour each one blue, green, pink and purple using food gel. Add each one to a piping bag. Lay out a large square piece of plastic wrap on your work bench. Pipe small stripes of each coloured frosting in the following order: pink, green, purple, blue. Roll up as demonstrated and twist each end. Snip off one of the ends using scissors. Fit the end of a piping bag with a Wilton 8B piping tip and frost four blobs of frosting on top of each other making each one smaller as you go up. Finish off with a drizzle of gold.