I've been on a baking frenzy this past week and thought I would share another of my little creations with you.
Remember pink panther wafers? Well they still sell them ... Crazy I know ?!? I though they were long gone like toys in cereal boxes and tape recorders never to be seen again. But low and behold I was walking down the snack aisle in tesco and guess what caught my eye. I couldn't possibly leave them on the shelve so I grabbed a packet and the nostalgia came rushing back.
After checking out I bagged up my shopping, making sure not to forget those precious pink wafers that taste like little bites of heaven and headed home to get my baking head on.
I decided to use them in a cupcake recipe, the idea seemed really cute in my head (having little wafers sticking out of each cupcake) so I got to work and here's what I did...
The marshmallows added that little bit of something extra that I thought the cupcakes needed to make them stand out and look super cute.
210g plain flour
210g caster sugar
1/2 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla
1 packet of pink panther wafers
1 packet of marshmallows
(For the buttercream read my "The Perfect Buttercream" post)
Cream the butter and sugar together until light & fluffy
Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into the butter mixture
Crack the eggs into a separate bowl and add the vanilla and whisk with a fork
Combine the egg minute to the batter & mix until just combined
Spoon into cupcake cases
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
Cool then pipe "the perfect buttercream" on top of each cupcake
Decorate with one pink painter wafer and a scattering of marshmallows