Monday, 29 March 2010

Bubblegum Cupcakes!

I've really been wanting to get some new food flavourings recently since the ones in this country aren't that good, they're all pretty plain and the norm..things like orange, lemon and stuff that you can make just by squeezing fruit anyway so I decided to go to the world of Ebay and find a business that sold food flavourings :D. I bought a bubblegum one, a grape one and an apricot one, I was so pleased when they came theyre great, I'm thinking about buying some more acutally cause theres so many different cake ideas I wanna try :). This week it was either peanut butter cakes with grape buttercream or bubblegum..I decided on the bubblegum since I've made peanut butter cupcakes before. These cakes are so bright and would be perfect for a kids party, I just made a normal vanilla buttercake but stirred in some big multi-coloured sprinkles to make a rainbow cake and then topped them with pink bubblegum buttercream and a bubblegum on top :). I can't wait to start doing some different excited hehe :).

Bubblegum Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes
Makes 12

115g unsalted butter, at room temperature
130g white granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
210g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
60ml milk

Bubblegum Frosting
150g butter
200g icing sugar
2 teaspoons bubblegum extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pink food colouring

1. Beat butter until softened and white, slowly add icing sugar, alternating with milk if necessary (I didn't need this).
2. Beat in extracts and pink food colouring and pipe onto cakes.

The multicoloured cupcakes


Anonymous said...

OMG Natalie! These are precious!! How did they taste? And would you mind sharing who you bought your extracts from?

Natalie... said...

Thank you so much :) i dont know..i didnt have one but everyone who tried one loved them, apparently the bubblegum flavouring is amazing :D.
Yes of course..heres a link to her ebay page

Cupcake Crazy Gem said...

These are awesome, I love the sprinkles through the cupcakes and the bubblegum buttercream sounds amazing! I'm totally checking out the link to the ebay shop!

cookies and cups said...

How fun! I would love to try the bubblegum flavoring! I'll have to look for that :

Paris Pastry said...

Wow! So colorful! The piping is very pretty. I recently discovered a store nearby where I can get every color in food coloring. I just bought a bunch!

Holly said...


Jeniffer {the lone baker} said...

I love these & the sound of bubblegum buttercream!! I'm going to have to go get some bubblegum flavouring :)

berry lovely said...

Those look really fun for a kids birthday party, not that I didn't want to try one myself. I really like how you piped the butter-cream.

Ingrid said...

Oh my goodness! I can totally see my daughter's 5th grade class going crazy over those! I've got to get some of that extract!

Love how they look with the gumball on top!

Happy Easter! Btw, your easter cuppies are lovely as well.

flowmantips said...

lovely bubble :)

♥ Vanessa said...

Thank you for posting, how unique! :-)

How To Be Perfect said...

Oh my God I had no idea how much I needed some Bubblegum flavouring until this very moment! Brilliant cupcake idea!

Mary said...

What an interesting flavour! Your icing even looks like bubblegum!

Anonymous said...

These are so cute! What kind of tip did you use for the icing?

scott dchaundy said...

hi where can i get the bubble gum flavouring from please x