Saturday, 2 June 2012

Jubilee Rose Cupcakes


Finally it's the long Jubilee weekend! Time for just one more Jubilee bake :) I've been baking up a storm in my kitchen for a charity bake sale happening this weekend.  As it is the Jubilee weekend, I thought I'd make some Jubilee cupcakes.  I decided to make rose cupcakes with my rose essence instead of plain vanilla.  Renshaw had kindly sent me a sample pack of their special Jubilee edition which contains 1 red, 1 white and 2 royal blue icing colours.  So I looked on their website and decided to re-create the Union Jack Cupcake. I rarely do cake decorating with icing so this was a real challenge for me. It took me hours just to make 10 of these at which point I'd had enough! I made a rose buttercream frosting to pipe on the remaining cakes and decorated with pretty sprinkles. 

I'm entering these to the Blogging Baking Competition hosted by Homemade by Fleur. The competition runs until 3rd June 2012 and the winner gets £100 of Amazon vouchers sponsored by Appliances Online.




 Renshaw icing pack, pink cupcake cases and rose essence. I love the colours of the icing and their mybakes website is great for ideas and instructions. 


 Blue circles, red and white strips 

 Heat some apricot baking glaze until boiling and spread on top of the cupcakes 

 add a blue circle

 then make a cross with the white strips

 2 more strips - remember to cut out the intersecting parts 

 Add the red strips on top 

 not bad for my first attempt :) 



 I got these cute boxes online to pack the cakes in for the bake sale. 

 Rose Cupcakes with Rose Buttercream and butterfly sprinkles.

Disclaimer: I was provided a pack of Renshaw icing free of charge to try. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own. 

I used a basic vanilla cupcake recipe but added 2 teaspoons of rose essence to the batter instead of vanilla extract. I made a vanilla buttercream frosting and added 1 teaspoon of rose essence.

28 comments:

  1. Wow, you are actually amazing! Loving all you Jubilee bakes. Can you fit any more in I wonder? X

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    1. Thanks! I might just squeeze one more in for the weekend :)

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  2. Wow - fab for the jubilee! The flags look amazing, but I love the rose cupcakes. The piping looks great! Have a great Jubilee weekend! :D

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    1. Thanks! The piping was so easy compared to making the flags! Have a great weekend too :)

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  3. seriously impressive icing flags here... I am not good at this fine kind of decorating and always seem to get it wrong!.. and the Union Jack is tricky at the best of times anyway!... nice work!

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    1. aww thanks Dom. I'm not good at this either and it doesn't look like the picture on the website but I think it's close enough :)

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  4. AMAAZING! these are so good Ros, check out your fancy fondant skills! I bet these went down an absolute treat at the bake sale - hope you sold out of everything! enjoy the bank holiday weekend! x

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    1. *blush* Thanks Gem - they are terrible skills that need improving but everyone was very impressed and they sold quickly! Have a great weekend too x

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  5. WOW!
    I'm glad someone out there is good at decorating cupcakes!

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    1. Thanks that's so kind - I'm still learning :)

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  6. I'm very impressed - I don't think I'd have the patience to do all the intricate corners needed.

    Hope you raised lots of money at your cake sale, these should really have helped!

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    1. They did take a lot of patience and many hours to make! They sold well at the cake sale so it's all worth it in the end :)

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  7. Your cupcakes look amazing. Very nicely decorated.

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  8. Gorgeous! Bet you made a fortune :)

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    1. Thanks! I hope so - I left before the end of the day so will find out the grand total this week.

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  9. Such cute cupcakes...these must have taken a while, they look a bit fiddly but well worth the effort!!! :-)

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    1. They took hours but they were definitely worth the effort! :)

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  10. I admire the effort you put into making those flags - I have very little patience for that kind of thing

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    1. Thanks! My patience was running thin towards the end but I'm pleased I made them and it wasn't a complete disaster!

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  11. Such a cute cupckaes.
    Thanks for the lovely blog ;-)
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  12. Beautiful decoration BA - what a fitting cupcake! :)

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    1. Thanks Charles - I'm so pleased they turned out ok :)

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  13. I am JUST Loving your Jubilee bakes Ros! LOL! There are just so many of them and they all make me smile......JUST amazing! These are AB FAB!

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    1. Thanks Karen! I'm particularly proud of these little ones :)

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