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Big Yellow Flower Cakes

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Big Yellow Flower Cakes
Difficulty:
advanced
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Preparation:
1 hr 20 min.
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Ingredients

for
12
For the cupcakes
2
cup
½ cup
1 cup
½ teaspoon
1 ½ cups
0.333 cup
½ teaspoon
0.333 cup
For the buttercream
1 cup
3 ½ cups
1 teaspoon
12
For the leaves
¾ cup

Preparation steps

1.
For the cupcakes: preheat the oven to 180°C (160° fan) 350°F gas 4. Place paper cases in a 12 hole muffin tin.
2.
Whisk the eggs and sugar in a mixing bowl until combined. Whisk in the butter and milk, followed by the vanilla.
3.
Sift in the flour, cocoa and baking powder and stir until blended. Stir in the chocolate chips.
4.
Spoon into the paper cases and bake for 20-25 minutes, until just firm to the touch. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then place on a wire rack to cool completely.
5.
For the buttercream: beat the butter until soft. Sift in the icing sugar and beat until smooth. Stir in the vanilla until blended. Put half the buttercream into another bowl.
6.
Stir a few drops of green food colouring into one half of the buttercream and yellow food colouring into the other.
7.
Put the green buttercream into a piping bag and pipe a whirl on each cake.
8.
Attach a chocolate cookie at an angle in the buttercream.
9.
Put the yellow buttercream into a piping bag with a leaf nozzle and pipe a double layer of 'petals' around each cookie.
10.
Roll out the green sugarpaste on a surface lightly dusted with icing sugar and cut out 12 leaf shapes, marking a line down the centres. Place on the green buttercream.
11.
Chill until ready to serve.