FLOWER CUPCAKES

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Makes 2 Dozen Cupcakes

Ingredients-Cupcakes
226 g. organic butter, softened
340 g. organic sugar
1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. organic lemon flavor
4 organic large eggs
1 cup organic heavy whipping cream
340 g. all natural cake flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. sea salt

Ingredients-Frosting
340 g. organic butter, softened
680 g. (24 oz.) organic powdered sugar, sifted
1 Tbsp. organic coconut extract
ColorKitchen-Pink, Blue and Yellow Dyes

Ingredients-Chocolate Frosting
2 Tbsp. organic butter, softened
15 g. organic Dutch cocoa, sifted
42 g. organic powdered sugar, sifted
1 tsp. water

Tools
Piping Bags
Decorating tips #127, 864, 846, 56

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F / 175 degrees C.

2. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment (or using a hand-held mixer), add the butter, sugar and lemon flavour. Mix on low until all ingredients are combined.

3. Add the eggs and mix until combined.

4. In a separate bowl, add the cake flour, baking powder and sea salt and whisk together.

5. Add the cake flour and and cream in together and mix on low until you have a smooth cake batter.

6. Line two cupcake tins with cupcake cases, and fill them until three-quarters full.

7. Bake for 17 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

8. Allow cupcakes to cool before frosting.

9. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment (or using a hand-held mixer), add the butter, powdered sugar and coconut extract. Mix on low until all ingredients are combined, then speed mixer up to high for 1 minute or until light and fluffy.

10. Separate the frosting into four separate bowls, each bowl should weigh about 255 g.

11. In one bowl, colour it pastel yellow by adding ½ tsp. ColorKitchen Yellow Dye. Stir to combine completely. Put in a piping bag with decorating tip #846.

12. In the second bowl, make pastel purple by adding ⅛ tsp. ColorKitchen Pink Dye and  ⅛ tsp. ColorKitchen Blue Dye. Stir to combine completely. Put in a piping bag with decorating tip #127.

13. In the third bowl, make pastel pink by adding ¼ tsp. ColorKitchen Pink Dye. Stir to combine completely. Put in a piping bag with decorating tip #846.

14. In the last bowl, add ⅛ tsp. ColorKitchen Pink Dye and ¼ tsp. ColorKitchen Yellow Dye to create a pastel orange. Stir to combine completely. Put in a piping bag with decorating tip #864.

15. In your stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment (or using a hand-held mixer), add the butter, powdered sugar, cocoa and water. Mix on low until all ingredients are combined, then speed mixer up to high for 1 minute or until light and fluffy. Put the chocolate frosting in a piping bag with decorating tip #56. Set aside.

We've included a video below on how to pipe beautiful flowers onto your cupcakes using our plant-based food coloring. 

16. To frost the pink and yellow cupcakes (like Roses), start in the middle and work your way to the outer edge in a circular motion.

17. To frost the pastel orange cupcakes, make dollops around the boarder, then in between each dollop, make another dollop on top, finally make the last dollop in the center.

18. To frost the lavender cupcakes, start with the piping bag in the center of the cupcake, with the smaller end of the tip towards the inside and the larger part of the tip towards the outside. In a swooping motion, make a petal. Right next to it, make another, and another until you’ve gone around the entire cupcake. In between the first two petals, make another petal and complete a second row on top.

19. Using the chocolate frosting, pipe small dollops in the center of the flower in a circle to cover up the beginning parts of the petals.

Eat and enjoy!

Store in a cake dome to keep fresh.

Baker’s Note: To make brighter colours you can double the amount of food colouring. You can also make different colours! To make these cupcakes gluten free, just substitute the cake flour for an organic gluten free flour blend.

 

 Recipe by Mimi's Cookie Bar

 


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