Bonfire Cupcakes

bonfire cupcake recipe

If you fancy making some Bonfire goodies for this weekend, why not try these super easy bonfire cakes?

I’ve recently discovered a new found love for baking – shall we blame it on Great British Bake Off? – and I really wanted to make something for Bonfire night. After an evening of looking through recipes on Pinterest, I decided to make these a dorable little bonfire cupcakes!

They’re super easy to make and fun to decorate, and are of course super delicious to eat too!

To make these, I bought a Betty Crocker double chocolate muffin mixture and just added eggs, water and milk. I poured the mixture into the provided brown cupcake cases, and baked for around 12-15 minutes.

betty crocker chocolate cake mix

I let them cool for around 15-20 minutes, and started my buttercream using the handy BBC buttercream recipe!

It’s my go-to recipe for making buttercream for fairy cakes and cakes, and it takes next to no time to make.

buttercream icing recipehow to make orange buttercream

I added a LOT of food colouring but I wanted a bright orange buttercream icing… it may or may not have stained my colleagues face temporarily… so make sure to not add too much food colouring!

Once I had the right consistency and colour, I popped it into an icing bag and piped mini bonfires onto my chocolate cupcakes.

how to ice cupcakes

I used a flower nozzle on my piping bag and piped swirls onto the cakes. I would have liked the buttercream to be a thicker consistency so it could fluff up higher, but it still looked just as effective like this.

bonfire cake recipe

I bought some mint Matchmakers and snapped them into smaller bits to create a bonfire effect. I popped a few mini marshmallows onto tooth picks and tadaa – 12 cute bonfire cupcakes!

The chocolate chip muffins were delicious, and the buttercream icing super sweet. I’d advise using orange matchsticks for the bonfire cupcakes though – but that’s just because I’m not really a fan of mint chocolate!


What will you be making on Bonfire night?



  1. November 4, 2017 / 7:11 am

    I love this idea, they look so cute. I might make a batch myself. 🙂

    • hannah
      November 6, 2017 / 9:13 pm

      Yay go for it – it’s so easy!

  2. November 4, 2017 / 9:37 am

    Can I just say this cupcakes look amazing?! Definitely going to attempt making these at the weekend! 🙂 xx

    Yasmina | The July Journal

    • hannah
      November 6, 2017 / 9:14 pm

      Awww thanks lovely – they’re so easy to make!

  3. November 4, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    These are super cute, I love the addition of the mini marshmallows too!

    Issy | MissIsGoode

    • hannah
      November 6, 2017 / 9:14 pm

      Great little touch isn’t it? I think it makes them look cute!

  4. November 5, 2017 / 4:06 am

    OMG THESE ARE SUPER CUTE!! They actually really look bonfires xD Thank you so much for sharing – you are very talented in the baking department!

    cabin twenty-four

    • hannah
      November 6, 2017 / 9:15 pm

      Cute aren’t they – you should definitely give them a go! 😀

  5. November 16, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    This is such a cute idea! Your bonfire cupcakes look amazing xx

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