Comic Style Cupcakes
Comic Book Style Cupcakes
Comic style cupcake is a super fun bake which will totally impress your guests, but is so easy to recreate, outline your cake with a black buttercream to give it a 2D effect
250g Caster Sugar
150g Unsalted Butter, at room temperature
2 Large Eggs, at room temperature
2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
125ml Semi-Skimmed Milk
2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
250g Self Raising Flour, sifted
900g Icing Sugar, sifted
- 400g Unsalted Butter, at room temperature
- 3-4 Tbsp Milk
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 12 Cocktail Cherries with Stem
- Black Gel Food Colouring
- White Edible Paint
- Preheat the oven to 160°C fan and line a cupcake/muffin tray with 12 large cases.
- Cream together the caster sugar and butter in a bowl until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs one at a time with a large spoonful of flour, mixing well in-between each.
- Mix in the milk, oil, vanilla extract and remaining flour.
- Fill each case approximately 2/3 full and bake in the oven for 20-22 mins.
- Leave the cupcakes in the tray for 5 mins, then remove and cool on a wire rack.
- With a handheld or stand mixer, beat the butter for 3-5 mins until pale and fluffy.
- Add half the icing sugar and beat again until combined. Repeat for the rest of the icing sugar adding the vanilla extract and milk at the same time.
- Beat the buttercream for 5 mins, then use a silicone spatula to fold and press out any air bubbles.
- Set aside 100g of the buttercream.
- Add the rest of the buttercream to a piping bag fitted with a large round piping nozzle (we used Jem #3R)
- Pipe a swirl of buttercream onto the cupcakes.
- Put the cherries on some kitchen towel to absorb any liquid and place a cherry on top of each cupcake.
- Colour the buttercream you set aside black and add it to a piping bag fitted with a small round piping nozzle (we used Wilton #2).
- Pipe a black swirl on the cupcakes, following the edges of the existing buttercream swirl.
- Next pipe a black line down each side of the cupcake as it faces you and the same on the cherry.
- Paint a small white streak on one side of the cherry using edible paint and a food safe paint brush to finish.