Cupcakes ♡, Princess Baking ♡, Spring ♡, Valentine's Day ♡

Romantic Rose Cupcakes ♡

Hello my frosted fairies! Valentine’s Day is only around the corner, which means… letter boxes will become filled with heartfelt letters to loved ones, breathtaking bouquets of pink roses will be carefully wrapped with ribbons, little treasures of jewellery and luxurious truffles will be purchased. Yet, despite all of these magnificent gifts which would make any girls heart melt, I feel like there is nothing better than a warm, home baked treat to make someone’s heart skip a beat this Valentine’s Day. IMG_0177This Sunday, in anticipation for the big day, I have put together a little baking post featuring a set of irresistible Romantic Rose cupcakes.IMG_0157The cupcakes are so dainty; they have a light vanilla sponge, a white chocolate frosting (for an extra bit of indulgence) and are adorned with hand-crafted, pink fondant roses!IMG_0165You could re-create these little bakes in many different ways; as a gift, boxed up for someone special (these little gift boxes tied with a ribbon would be perfect!), you could make them as a treat for yourself or spend an evening making them with your favourite girls for the ultimate Galentine’s Day celebration! accompanied by pink champagne, sugar-dusted macarons and girly chick flicks of course! IMG_0183The recipe is relatively simple and requires minimal effort. For the rose decoration, you could make them yourself or purchase a few ‘ready-made’ rose decorations. Cake Angels is my favourite, go-to brand. I will definitely be spending my Valentine’s Day curled up watching The Notebook (how predictable of me), later crying over the fact that Leonardo DiCaprio will never be aware of my existence whilst reading either my favourite magazine, Harper’s Bazaar or a Sophie Kinsella book (which never fail to make my laugh.)

Ingredients:

For the cupcakes:

150ml pot of natural yoghurt

3 eggs, beaten

1tsp of vanilla extract

175g of golden caster sugar

140g of self-raising flour

1tsp of baking powder

100g of ground almonds

175g of unsalted butter

For the white chocolate frosting:

100g of white chocolate

140g of unsalted butter

140g of icing sugar

For the fondant roses:

Pink fondant

A plastic wallet

Method:

For the cupcakes:

  1.  Line a 12-hole cupcake tin with paper cases and pre-heat the oven to 190˚C/fan, 170˚C/gas 5.
  2. In a jug, mix the yoghurt, eggs and vanilla extract. Then put the dry ingredients into a large bowl and make a well in the middle.
  3. Add the yoghurt mixture and melted butter, and quickly fold in with a spatula or a metal spoon (remember to not overwork it) Spoon the mixture into the cases and bake for 18-20 minutes until golden or springy to the touch.
  4. Cool for a few minutes, then lift the cakes onto a wire rack to cool completely.

For the white chocolate frosting:

  1. Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 1½ minutes, stirring halfway.
  2. Beat the butter and the icing sugar in a large bowl until creamy. Beat in the chocolate and leave to chill in the fridge for half an hour.
  3. Spread the frosting over each cupcake and set aside.

For the fondant rose decoration:

  1. Using your pink fondant icing, roll out 5 pea-sized balls of fondant and one ‘sausage shape.’
  2. Once this is complete, grab your plastic wallet and insert the 5 balls of fondant and the sausage shape inside.
  3. Using one of your fingers, smooth over each shape until they become relatively flat.
  4. Make sure to smooth the edges of each piece of fondant, as this will define the edges of each petal.
  5. Take the sausage shape out of the plastic wallet first and curl it inwards so that it forms the centre of the rose.
  6. Once you have done this, continue to add each petal to the central shape, placing them inside each other. When you have used all five shapes, you should have a rose decoration which you can place in the centre of each cupcake.

Here are a few more pictures of the end result! ♡IMG_0175

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Let me know in the comments below if you have any Valentine’s Day traditions. If you decide to try out this recipe please remember to send me a picture of your creations (my Instagram and Twitter accounts are @xxsophiebeth) ☁️🌷🍰🏹🕊💘

I hope you enjoyed this post my little cherry bakewells!

xoxo

 

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7 thoughts on “Romantic Rose Cupcakes ♡”

  1. The prettiest cupcakes🍰🌷💖 My Valentine’s tradition is to buy some Lindt ‘Strawberries and Cream’ chocolates and have a cosy evening watching a chick flick 🌸👩🏼🌸

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