27 March 2014

Mother’s Day Cupcake Surprise

Mothering Sunday Bunting from Flingers
With Mother’s around the corner we hope you have all planned a lovely treat for our nearest and dearest. Perhaps you have decided to buy your mum a little gift, maybe you are going to take her out for a meal, or maybe you are going to make her a meal yourself? Whatever you choose to do we are sure that she will love it, and here at Flingers we have a selection of items that are perfect for the big day.

We have a fantastic range of balloons in a wide variety of patterns and colours which have a selection of messages on them. Including the option to create an impressive balloon bouquet for a great Mother’s Day surprise. We also have a collection of decorative products such as cupcake cases, edible cake decorations, buntings, napkins, bags and more which could be perfect for creating the perfect atmosphere for celebrating Mother’s Day.

In fact, we think that baking special and delicious treats would go down very well this Mother’s Day. A simple (and cheap) way to impress the family. At Flingers, we still have some limited stock remaining in our big bake sale so you could can pick up some beautiful cupcake cases, cake stands, and pretty edible decorations for almost next to nothing! So there really is no excuse!!
Vintage Paisley Cupcake Cases   |   Polka Dot Cupcake Cases   |   Edible Rose Decorations
We’ve even found this easy peasey (but sure to be delicious) cupcake recipe. Simple enough for even a novice baker or to do with the kids whilst Mum is out of the house!


For the cakes:
Lemon Fairy Cupcakes - Source: goodtoknow.co.uk
  • 100g butter
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, mixed with 2tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 1-2tbsp milk
  • Zest of 1 lemon
For the topping:
  • 100g butter
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • Lemon curd

  1. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper bun cases.
  2. Cream the butter and the sugar in a food mixer until light and fluffy, then gradually beat in the eggs and the flour. Add the milk so the mixture easily drops off a spoon. Add the lemon zest and stir through the mix.
  3. Put 1tbsp of mixture into each fairy cake case and bake near the top of a preheated oven at 190°C (375°F, gas mark 5) for 12-15 mins, until springy to the touch, golden and risen. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  4. For the topping, beat the butter with 50g (2oz) icing sugar, then add the rest of the icing sugar and the vanilla extract (add a few drops of natural food colouring for coloured icing). Scoop the very top off each cake and cut in half to make 'wings'. Mix some lemon curd into the butter cream, then fill each cavity and place the 'wings' on top.
  5. Or spread over coloured butter cream and add decorative flowers

Whatever your plans are for Sunday, even the smallest gestures will mean a lot, so make sure you take a look at our great range of products that are ideal for making the day a little bit extra special.