Jubilee Cupcakes

May 20, 2012

It is not long until the Diamond Jubilee and the Queen will have been on the throne for 60 years. This provided me with  a good excuse to bake a cake. I really wanted to do something very fancy but I was not sure that my skills were up to it. I dream of being able to make a dragon cake one day (not that dragons have anything to do with the Jubilee but I think a dragon cake would be completely amazing.)

I decided to make a simple lemon flavoured cupcake and then get fancy with the decoration. I freely admit to not being the most artistic person in the world, but luckily there is a fabulous range of pre-rolled icing and cake decorations which even I can use.   I decided  the design would include  a union jack and a little diamond to mark the Jubilee. We had a bit of a flag production line going on in the kitchen at one point, with my son rolling and cutting out the icing and me making the flags. It was fun and a nice way to spend an afternoon.

This is the finished result.

Jubilee CakesI am really pleased with how nice they actually ended up looking and I have to say they tasted really nice as well. A cup of tea and a cake was definitely called for after all that flag making.

This is the recipe for the cupcakes in case you want to try them yourself.

Ingredients

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C, 350 F, Gas Mark 4
  2. Mix together the butter and sugar until soft and creamy
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until smooth
  4. Share the mix between the cupcake cases, makes around 12
  5. Bake for around 20 minutes, until they are firm to the touch.
  6. Leave to cool

The decoration I will leave entirely to you. Use your imagination and let me know what you come up with. If you are not feeling imaginative a simple butter cream icing will set these cakes off to perfection. They are quick and easy to make so definitely worth a go.

Other recipes you may be interested in:

Blueberry muffins

Dundee Cake

6 responses to “Jubilee Cupcakes”

  1. I like the home made flags, they are funky, and as you say you enjoyed the experience and that is the important bit

  2. love the homemade flags – you have more patience than me!

  3. These look fabulous – I have a Jubilee icing kit to review so I was thinking of making something very similar but in a big cake form. Do you want to come and ice my flag for me ?!! 😉

  4. How cute, I love the home made union jacks! I’m visiting from Liz’s jubilee round up – this would be suitable for my Ta-dah! Tuesday party too.

    Lakota x

  5. mmmm cupcakes .. .. Right I am placing my order now x

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