|Preparation||Cooking||Start to finish|
|1 hour 14 min.||35 min.||1 hour 49 min.|
|1||Cut ½ cup butter into small pieces and tip into the bowl of the mixer, along with 2 tablespoons caster sugar and 1 tablespoon Vanilla sugar.||3 min.|
|2||Knead for a few minutes on slow speed until thoroughly mixed.||5 min.|
|3||Then add 2⁄3 cup flour, 2 eggs, 1 pinch salt and 1 teaspoon baking powder.||3 min.|
|4||Knead again on medium speed just until evenly mixed.
Preheat oven to 180°C (360°F).
|5||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 forcing bag.
|6||Put in the oven and bake for around 35 minutes (watch for colouring).
Leave to cool on a wire rack.
|7||Meanwhile, make the cacti using green marzipan.||15 min.|
|8||Melt 2⁄3 cup fondant icing in a bain-marie.
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.
|9||Spread icing over the cupcakes...||2 min.|
|10||... and place a cactus on top immediately.||1 min.|
|11||Decorate all the cupcakes like this.||20 min.|
For 25 cupcakes : 3.38 €
Per cupcakes : 0.14 €
|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: Grated potato cakes, Almond tuiles, Two-olive ciabatta, Corsican tarts, Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée), ... All|
|Marzipan (almond paste): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Little Christmas biscuits, Agen prune cake, How to make marzipan decorations, Piped petits-fours, Fraisier (French strawberry cake), ... All|
|Butter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Parcels of fish fillet in spinach, Chestnut moelleux, Brownie, Crème de foie gras, Du Barry soup, ... All|
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