Father's Day Cakes
- For the cupcakes
- 1 ½ cups self-rising flour
- ¾ cup caster sugar
- 1 Orange (finely grated zest)
- 3 eggs
- ½ cup plain Yogurt
- ¾ cup butter (melted)
For the cupcakes: heat the oven to 180C,350F, gas 4. Place paper cases in a 12 hole muffin tin.
Mix the flour, sugar and orange zest together in a mixing bowl.
Beat the eggs with the yoghurt, then pour into the dry ingredients with the melted butter. Mix together until just combined. The mixture will be slightly lumpy.
Spoon into the paper cases and bake for 20-25 mins until risen and firm to the touch; the cakes will be quite pale on top. Cool for 5 minutes in the tins, then place on a wire rack to cool completely.
For the icing: sift the icing sugar into a bowl and stir in the lemon juice. Beat in just enough water to give a thick coating consistency. Add a few drops of blue food colouring and stir well.
Spread the icing on top of the muffins.
To decorate: roll out the sugarpaste on a surface lightly dusted with icing sugar. Cut out 12 'A's and 24 'D' shapes and place on top of the muffins with a chocolate football.