Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Violet Cupcakes

I wanted to make some mini cupcakes for a party and couldn't resist trying out my new violet syrup. It wasn't as strong as I was expecting so I used quite a lot. The vanilla sponge base is the same recipe as I used for the wedding cupcakes post.

Violet butter icing:

120g (4oz) unsalted butter
240g (8oz) icing sugar
2 tbsp violet syrup
A drop of red and a drop of blue colouring (or purple if you have it)

Beat the butter until pale using an electric whisk or freestanding mixer.

Add the icing sugar and violet syrup and beat for at least 5 minutes (this makes the icing light and fluffy).

Beat in your food colouring until even and pipe.

Makes enough for about 30 mini cup cakes.

Sugar violets for decorating from Cakes, Cookies & Crafts Shop.

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