Bonfire Cupcakes With Popping Candy

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Bonfire Cupcakes With Popping Candy

These "crackling" bonfire cupcakes with popping candy are easy to make and perfect for a fireworks night celebration. I chose to use honeycomb matchmakers and the addition of popping candy make them even more fun to eat.
bonfire cupcakes
Bonfire Cupcakes With Popping Candy

Bonfire Cupcakes With Popping Candy

         To make the bonfire cupcakes

  • 4oz butter
  • 4oz caster sugar Sugar
  • 4oz self raising flour
  • 2 medium eggs

    To make the crackling bonfire decoration 

  • 150g Butter
  • 300g Icing Sugar
  • orange food colouring gel
  • 1tbsp cocoa powder
  • Popping candy
  • Honeycomb Matchmakers
  1. Mix the cupcake ingredients together and divide between 12 cupcake cases. Bake at 180C until golden brown and a skewer comes out clean.
  2. Mix the butter and icing sugar together with a small amount of water to make the butter icing.
  3. Take a third of the mixture and add orange colouring to it. This will be the flames.
  4. Take the rest of the mixture and add the cocoa powder.
  5. Put the chocolate butter icing into a piping bag and make a high swirl in the centre of each cupcake.
  6. Break the matchsticks up and arrange them around the swirl as a bonfire.
  7. Sprinkle each cake with popping candy.
  8. Finish the cakes by piping small orange flames.
making bonfire cupcakes
Constructing the bonfire decoration using MatchMakers

When making these cakes it is important to use orange gel rather than a liquid food colouring. The later will make the icing taste bitter. I use the colour splash gels. You can now buy popping candy in the baking sections at a lot of the supermarkets if you can't find it in the sweet section.

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easy to make bonfire cupcakes that crackle when you eat them thanks to the addition of popping candy

Other Bonfire Night Party Ideas

Are you off to a fireworks party this year or hosting one yourself? If so then these toffee apple cocktails are prefect for the adults.

Toffee Apple Cocktails
Toffee Apple Cocktails For Bonfire Night
For a fun and simple treat for the kids you could make some edible sparklers or some caramel apple popcorn.

caramel apple popcorn
Caramel Apple Popcorn

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