I was so inspired to make these Rosey Posey Cupcakes after reading the lovely Louise's post yesterday over on Tattooed Lady With A Baby. She had made delicious looking rose cupcakes, with rose flavouring and a jam centre (seriously, can you say yum!), and having not ever experimented with flavourings in my cupcakes before (apart from the go-to vanilla extract) I decided to take a leaf out of Louise's book and make some pretty and delicious with a hint of rose. Now I didn't want to copy Louise to the 'T' so I've put my own twist on these cupcakes, making a chocolate sponge, leaving out the jam and adding pink icing, rose decorations and pink glitter as the decoration.
I wanted to have a go at making my own roses and even bought some candy pink fondant icing to have a whirl at it but it'll have to go on the 'to-do' list, but you can be sure to expect more rosey/floral loveliness in food form sometime in the near future. Thank you once again to Louise for the inspiration - I really am being honest when I say that other bloggers are the best source of inspiration ever. I really love how these cupcakes turned out, they're so pretty!
To make these Rosey Posey Cupcakes you will need -
115g soft dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
115g plain white flour
1/2tsp bicarbonate of soda
25g cocoa powder
125ml soured cream
Rose flavouring (I used Nielsen-Massey Rose Water)
Dr. Oetker Pink Icing (I'd recommend buying two if you have a large batch)
Pink edible glitter
Rose decorations, you can always make your own if you fancy it!
How to make these pretty cupcakes -
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line a cupcake tin with cupcake cases.
2. Place the butter, sugar, eggs, flour, bicarbonate of soda and cocoa powder in a large bowl and beat together until smooth. Fold in the soured cream and mix well. Add half a teaspoon of rose flavouring and mix (the rose smell was amazing!). Spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases.
3. Bake for 20 minutes or until a knife comes out clear when inserted into the middle of the cupcakes.
4. Take out of oven and leave to cool completely on a wire rack. Top tip - I cover my cupcakes with a tea towel to keep in the moisture.
5. When cool apply icing of you choice. I used Dr. Oetker Pink Icing as I was short on time (I was making these while my son was at playschool!) and I really love the taste of this particular icing. Plus, the pretty pink shade is perfect for the rose design.
6. Decorate with the rose decoration of your choice, I used Cake Angels Flower Power pack.
7. Sprinkle with pink glitter, I gave generous amounts on each cupcake as I really can't get enough of the edible glitter!
8. I added extra decoration to my cupcakes by placing blue butterfly cases around them, I thought these were really pretty, they matched my cake stand and it just makes them all the more special I think.
9. Serve, share will friends and family and enjoy!
Thank you once again to Louise for the inspiration, she's a gem, please do stop by her blog Tattooed Lady With A Baby and share the love. I hope you like the look of my Rosey Posey Cupcakes. Now to have a mini tea party with the family!