Camouflage Cupcakes

I saw these online and just knew I had to give them a go.

Ingredients for Cupcakes (this will make 12 muffin sized cupcakes)

6 oz Baking Margarine

6 oz Caster Sugar

3 Eggs

6 oz Self Raising Flour

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Ingredients for the Buttercream

250g Butter

500g Icing Sugar sifted

Method

Preheat your oven to 150°C/300°F/ Gas Mark 2.

Cream together the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy.

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Add in your eggs (remembering to add in a table spoon of your flour at the same time to avoid your mixture splitting). Bring together and add the remaining flour. Finally, add in your vanilla extract and combine.

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Once fully mixed, divide your mixture into four bowls. You will need to leave one bowl the original cake mixture colour, add green to one, brown to another and LOTS of black colouring to the last one.

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Once mixed pour the different colour mixtures into piping bags, this is the easiest way to put the mixture into the cake cases. Spooning the different mixtures will work just as well.

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I added three different layers to these cupcakes, keep layering the cake cases until they are about 3/4 full. Bake at 150°C/300°F/ Gas Mark 2 for 30-35 minutes until cooked through.

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Once cooked, leave to cool. If you have baked in white cases, you will be able to see the camouflage marble look of the cakes.

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To make the buttercream, combine 250g soft butter with 500g sifted icing sugar. You may need to add in a splash of milk in order to get the consistency you require. Then as we are going to be making camouflage coloured icing, you will need to separate your buttercream into three separate bowls.

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Leave one bowl the original buttercream colour, then add Green to one bowl and then Brown to the last bowl.

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I use a 2D piping nozzle for my icing. Pop the nozzle into a piping bag and then rest the piping bag into a pint glass – this is a great tip for filling the bag.

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You then need to add in each colour, one at a time into the piping bag.

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Once all colours are in, you may have to pipe some of the frosting out into a bowl until all three colours are being piped together. Once you see all three colours you can begin piping your cakes.

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These look fab on the outside and also on the inside. A lovely treat, enjoy!

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