Thursday, 28 June 2012

Pimms Cupcakes - A summery treat!

I saw this recipe last year and have wanted to make it for ages. After reading about them again on CrazycupcakeGem I decided to make them for a friends BBQ. 

Pimms on sunny day what could be better!

The icing is so exciting on these cupcakes. It's four types; strawberry, mint, orange and cucumber. Cucumber?! I know but it works. It is a true Pimms experience.

The Pimms is so great in the cupcake as well, the sponge is rich and moist and you can really taste the spice and warmness of the Pimms.

The weather has been truely strange as of late, but it is suppose to be summer so I say do all things summery. Wear sandals in the rain, bare your pale winter legs and eat Pimms!

The recipe can be found here.

The piping is the tricky part. You need to get all four buttercreams in to one piping bag. I find the easiest way to do this is to build them up. Start with a spoonful of each buttercream in the bottom of the piping bag being careful to keep each type in it's quarter. Repeat this a spoonful at a time, twisting the bag to keep each buttercream in it's quarter of the bag. Squeeze the first bit out into a bowl to check you have the four stripes and then pipe away. As you can see my four stripes are perfect so don't worry too much, It stills tastes great.

I sprinkled my cupcakes with my new favourite cupcake accessory - freeze dried strawberries. I also topped the first batch with a quarter slice of a lemon but I noticed everybody picked these off so for the second round I used sugared lemons. However, I find these too sweet so it's a toss up! I think the fresh lemon leaves a little taste of lemon on the top of the buttercream which is nice.

I'm off to Malta on Monday and am really excited. Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Cake fairy x