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Knead for a few minutes on slow speed until thoroughly mixed.
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Knead again on medium speed just until evenly mixed.
Preheat oven to 180°C (360°F).
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Divide the mixture between small moulds, preferably in paper cake cases. Do not over fill as the cakes will expand during cooking.
You can divide out the mixture with a spoon, but it's much quicker and easier to use a
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Put in the oven and bake for around 35 minutes (watch for colouring).
Leave to cool on a wire rack.
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Melt 150 g
Note: if you don't have fondant icing, make up a quick glacé icing using 100g icing sugar mixed with 1 tablespoon water, or just a little more.
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Spread icing over the cupcakes...
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... and place a cactus on top immediately.
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Decorate all the cupcakes like this.
You can start with the basic cupcake mix and let your imagination run wild!
A quick variation: replace the marzipan decorations with
, which gives a more realistic saguaro cactus colour.
For that real Arizona touch, the sun should make an appearance on the cupcakes, maybe as a small circle of yellow marzipan at the top to left or right of the cactus? Oh, well - for next time.
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman ( change to a man). How much will it cost?
For 25 cupcakes : 6.49 € Per cupcakes : 0.26 € Note : These prices are only approximate
Source Home-made, but warmly dedicated to Krissy, Kelley and Heather, three charming friends from Phoenix, of whom I cherish fond memories. More recipes?This recipe uses (among others)
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