Hen Party Cupcakes

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This weekend I was part of a great hen party and delighted to make cupcakes for our afternoon of fun and games (before descending into evening chaos!)

The wedding in 6 weeks time is to be safari themed, at the fantastic Chester Zoo. So anything animal went as a theme – and I bought these fantastic zebra and leopard print cupcake cases from Scrumptious last weekend at the Cake and Bake Show.

scrumptious cupcake cases animal print leopard and zebra

The cupcakes were a rich chocolate, topped with a salted caramel butter cream (thanks again Sugar and Crumbs!)

To top – I made 18 different toppers out of fondant, sprinkles, edible glitter and edible ink, time consuming but creatively great fun! Anything hen party themed went –

Moet and Veuve champagne bottles

moet and veuve champagne bottle cupcake toppers hen party

Sparkly learner ‘L’ plates

L plate learner hen party cupcakes glittery red

Bingo balls & cards – as we were heading for a few inebriated games that evening

bingo hen party cupcakes cards and number balls wedding

The bingo balls I made into the two dates – one for the hen party, and the other for the wedding:

bingo balls hen party cupcakes wedding date black edible ink

Beautiful bridal bouquets (centred with edible gold soft pearls)

red pink blue white flower bouquets fondant cupcake topper gold soft pearl centres hen party wedding

Sparkly, SPARKLY shoes

fondant sparkly shoes on chocolate cupcakes hen party celebration

And one of my favourites to make – pretty underwear sets and sexy basques

hen party cupcakes basques and underwear sets glitter and sprinkles decoration black pink and nude

Can someone please have an underwear and shoes party – I want to make more of these!!

They were the perfect centrepiece to the afternoon and quickly devoured by some hungry hens.

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And amid champagne, wine and presents – one very happy hen!

hen party cupcakes champagne and presents

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3 thoughts on “Hen Party Cupcakes

    • Of course! I always use a very basic sponge recipe for my cupcakes – this will make about 6 decent sized cupcakes, and you can easily make double (or more!) for larger batches.

      – 60g butter
      – 60g caster sugar
      – 1 large egg
      – 45g plain flour
      – 15g cocoa powder
      – 1 teaspoon baking powder
      – 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

      Beat the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
      Add the egg and vanilla and beat again.
      Sieve in the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder, before folding in gently with a metal spoon.
      You want the mixture to fall gently off the spoon when held upside down – if too wet, add a little more flour, if too dry add a splash of milk.
      Bake at 10 degrees 10-15 minutes (depending on your oven + case size), until light and springy when pressed gently with a finger.

      Let me know how they turn out 🙂

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