After our amazing trip to the SK cake Exhibition the other day we got all inspired to start testing out ideas for some new cupcake recipes. We’ve been wanting to try out recipes for some fairground-themed cupcakes for some time but had never got around to doing it. So we went straight to the shops when we got back to Eastbourne after the SK Cake Exhibition and bought some candy floss, toffee, toffee popcorn, sherbert dib dabs and lemon sherbert boiled sweets.
Can you guess what flavour cupcakes we were going to make with all that?…
Test no.1 Candyfloss Cupcakes
To make these we baked some strawberry flavoured cupcakes and whipped up some pink, strawberry flavoured frosting. We decorated them with edible pink glitter and a chunk of strawberry flavoured pink candyfloss.
They looked so cute and whimsical, but there’s a slight downside to using candyfloss to decorate cupcakes as we found out after we took the photos…
As it turns out, if you leave candyfloss out it slowly dissolves down into what looked crystalised sugar clumps. Not sure if that’s due to the moisture in the air or what but we’ll need to find a different way of utilising candyfloss in our candyfloss flavoured cupcakes, which is a shame because they look so pretty with the fluffy bits of candyfloss on top
Test no.2 – Toffee Popcorn Cupcakes
These were vanilla flavoured cupcakes topped with toffee flavoured frosting. We decorated them with edible gold glitter and toffee popcorn.
The cupcakes tasted good but need to maybe have some more popcorn to make them more like toffee popcorn and less like just toffee cupcakes. Next time, we’ll have to try putting crushed popcorn in the toffee frosting to give it more of that popcorn crunch.
Test no.3 – Lemon Sherbert
To make these we baked some lemon flavoured cupcakes and topped them with lemon flavoured frosting. To decorate, we dusted them with lemon sherbert from the sherbert dip daps and popped a sherbert lemon boiled sweet on top.
These tasted just like sherbert lemon and the dusting of sherbert lemon on top worked particularly well. However next time we make these we’ll omit the sherbert lemon boiled sweet on top, aesthetically it worked but having a hard sweet that you couldn’t chew on top of the cupcake just wasn’t practical.
So all in all they turned out ok, but there’s room for improvement. We’ll put up more photos of the next trial batches we make of these flavours, hopefully next time around they’ll be perfect!