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Cupcakes to create an explosion in your mouth!
Is it just me or are more people having their own fireworks parties these days? Much as I enjoy a municipal gathering where thousands of huge fireworks are let off in a spectacular successful fashion, there is a part of me that hankers after a few unpredictable rockets zooming off into the next door's garden. The inevitable pause between fireworks is always a good moment to get some food out. Sausages? Yes. Baked potatoes? Yes. Cupcakes? Definitely. Should you be of a nervous disposition and shy away from explosive devices, never fear. Stick a small, indoor sparkler into the top of the cakes, turn the lights out and behold the gentle fizzle.

*Makes about 12

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  • Step 1

    Make the cakes as for whichever recipe you choose, and make up the icing appropriate to the cake.

  • Step 2

    Ice the cakes - if not using chocolate, a really deep navy icing seems best to imitate the night sky. Let the icing dry really well (including the ganache).

  • Step 3

    Separate the royal icing into as many bowls as you want colours, and tint them accordingly with food colouring. Using piping (decorating) bags with fine nozzles (tubes), pipe on whatever firework takes your fancy - Catherine wheels, rockets, shooting stars and those amazing fountains of coloured baubles all go well.

  • Step 4

    Sprinkle a tiny bit of edible glitter over them if you wish, and run free with the dragees, which may need a tiny dab of royal icing underneath them to hold them in place.

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Aconitum · Wallington, England, GB · 9 projects
that is a spectacular photo!! well done... i am inspired!
featureandform · Whitley Bay, England, GB · 2 projects
mmm, they look delicious Happy i might try making these but with some popping candy on top Happy
michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects
oooh cute, makes me want cupcakes like right now

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