For 25 cupcakes, you will need:
How long does it take? Time required for this recipe:
Preparation Cooking Start to finish 1 hour 14 min. 35 min. 1 hour 49 min. Keeping:
Several days in a closed metal box.
At what time? When will I finish if I start the recipe at a certain time? When should I start for the recipe to be ready at a certain time? Work this out...
Step by step recipe
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Stage 1 - 3 min.
Stage 2 - 5 min.
Knead for a few minutes on slow speed until thoroughly mixed.
Stage 3 - 3 min.
Stage 4 - 5 min.
Knead again on medium speed just until evenly mixed.
Preheat oven to 180°C (360°F).
Stage 5 - 10 min.
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
Stage 6 - 35 min.
Put in the oven and bake for around 35 minutes (watch for colouring).
Leave to cool on a wire rack.
Stage 7 - 15 min.
Stage 8 - 10 min.
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.
Stage 9 - 2 min.
Spread icing over the cupcakes...
Stage 10 - 1 min.
... and place a cactus on top immediately.
Stage 11 - 20 min.
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.
Nutritional information% 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 : 3.32 € Per cupcakes : 0.13 € Note : These prices are only approximate
Home-made, but warmly dedicated to Krissy, Kelley and Heather, three charming friends from Phoenix, of whom I cherish fond memories.
This recipe uses (among others)
Fondant icing: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chocolate eclairs, Chinois, ... All Flour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Grandma Solange's biscuits, Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée), Toffee apple upside-down cake, Tomato tatin, Sausage mushroom and cheese crumble, ... All Marzipan (almond paste): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Agen prune cake, Fraisier (French strawberry cake), Little Christmas biscuits, How to make marzipan decorations, Piped petits-fours, ... All Butter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Linzer torte, Baked apples from St Aubin le Vertueux, Nicholas's fish, Genoese croque-monsieur, Walnut short bread, ... All News list of cooking-ez.com
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