We made those cute little beach cupcakes for a friend who was having a seaside themed birthday party and they were so cute and easy to do. They would be lovely first cake decorating project for the kids this summer, and they could even sell them on the lemonade stand!
Beach cupcake recipe:
6 oz self raising flour
6 oz butter or margarine
6 oz caster sugar
few drops vanilla essence
dash of milk
Simply mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl, using a mixer. Done! Spoon the mixture into cupcake cases, filling each one 2/3rds full, then bake in a muffin tin for 25 minutes at 180 degrees C (that’s about 350 F.)
To make the topping, first we mixed half a cup of icing sugar with a few drops of warm water and stirred until we made the correct consistency for runny icing (frosting.) I find this is different every time I make it, so experiment! Generally you don’t need a lot of water at all. We added a few drops of blue colouring to make it look like the ocean, then spread it over each cake, once they were cooled.
The girl loved the next step the best! I gave them each 5 or 6 digestive biscuits (Graham crackers are a smilier US equivalent) and they bashed them up using the pestle and mortar, until they resembled breadcrumbs. This made our edible sand topping. They sprinkled this all over the icing, covering it up. (That was around 10 biscuits total.)
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