Artist’s Palette Cupcakes

Something fun to end the week – artist’s palette cupcakes! Saw this idea online and it originated from the book What’s new, Cupcake? Ingenious! So I had to recreate this for the kids!

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Artist’s Palette Cupcakes

Cupcake recipe

(this is my basic cupcake recipe that I have used over the years for baking)

  • 1 cup self raising flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup castor sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 butter, softened
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 160 degree Celsius. Mix all the wet ingredients in first, then slowly mix in the flour. Spoon into muffin tins lined with paper liners until two thirds full, and bake in pre-heated oven for 20 mins, or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Let cool completely on a wire rack before decorating.

I topped the cupcakes with American buttercream, you can find a basic recipe here. I separated the icing into 6 bowls and added 2-3 drops of Americolor food colouring to each bowl, mixing thoroughly. You could pipe the buttercream onto each cupcake, but I simply spread it on with a butter knife,

The paintbrush is entirely edible. I made the painter’s brush using a chocolate coated biscuit stick, with a strip of sour candy shredded at the base for bristles, and tied it on using a licorice string.

Have a great weekend ahead!


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