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.
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.
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.
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.
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?