Sugar Skull Cupcakes

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Sugar Skull Cupcakes


  • 110g softened butter
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 110g self-raising flour


  • 110g of butter (room temperature)
  • 220g icing sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Food colouring


Step 1. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and fill a 12 cupcake tray with cases

Step 2. Mix together the butter and the sugar until pale and fluffy! Then beat in your 2 eggs

Step 3. Once all combined sift in your flour and fold into the mixture .

Step 4. Distribute your mixture between cupcake cases and pop into the oven for 15-18 minutes, or until a light golden brown

Step 5. For the buttercream combine the butter and icing sugar and whisk until lovely and soft! If needed add in a tablespoon of water at a time to bring the mixture together, along with your vanilla extract

Step 7. Add in some drops of food colouring and give it a final mix until it’s at your desired colour

Step 6. Once your cupcakes have cooled either spoon on the buttercream on top, or if you’re feeling fancy using a piping bag and icing nozzle!

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