Elderflower Cupcakes With Fondant Flowers – My Family Ties

Finding new and fun party food to make each year for my daughters birthday parties  I must admit is a huge pleasure as I love to see their happy faces when I get it just right! This year for Lara’s birthday party I have made these tasty and simple Elderflower cupcakes (she loves the taste of elderflower) with pretty fondant flowers to decorate.  The flowers are so easy to make with the handy little flower tool and it’s something that the kids love to get involved in as it is “like playing with play-dough” as Lara said!

Party decorations just make the whole occasion so special and the party essentials from My Little Day add a very unique and an eye catching contemporary twist to your party. This year with both boys and girls coming to Lara’s party I wanted to get the colours just right, not too gender specific and I love the OMY Range from My Little Day as you can get the party guests to colour all the party-ware in! All I need to do is add some packs of coloured pens for the party guests to use to get creative with the OMY sets.  

What also caught my eye from the My Little Day range were the bold eye catching baking cups, perfect for cupcakes or muffins and look fabulous on the party table, they would also be ideal for having as individual popcorn cups for the party. I will definitely be ordering some different colours from the range as they look so pretty and eye catching and not just for parties!

Elderflower Cupcakes With a Fondant Flower Icing

Elderflower Cupcakes With Fondant Flower Icing

Elderflower Cupcakes With a Fondant Flower Icing

Elderflower Cupcakes With a Fondant Flower Icing

Elderflower Cupcakes With a Fondant Flower Icing

Ingredients 

  • 85g unsalted butter softened
  • 285g caster sugar
  • 245g plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1-1.5 tablespoon Elderflower syrup (I used the SodaStream syrup)
  • 245ml milk
  • 2 eggs
For the icing
  • 500g sieved icing sugar
  • 150g unsalted softened butter
  • 40-50 ml milk
  • 2 tablespoons Elderflower syrup
  • 150g yellow fondant icing
  • White edible balls for decorating the flowers
This will be enough for about 18-20 cupcakes depending on the size you need.

Elderflower Cupcakes With a Fondant Flower Icing

Elderflower Cupcakes With a Fondant Flower Icing
Instructions
  • Preheat your oven to 190 C/ Gas mark 5.
  • Line your cupcake or muffin tray with cases.
  • Using the paddle attachment on your food mixer on a low speed, mix together the butter, sugar, flour, baking powder and salt until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs.
  • Next add the milk and syrup into a jug, mix together and then add the eggs and whisk the mixture until combined.
  • Add two thirds of this wet mixture to the dry mixture in the food mixer and combine on a low speed until smooth. Once smooth add the remaining liquid and mix on a medium speed until all combined.
  • Carefully spoon or pour the batter into the cupcake cases (I used a jug and an ice cream scoop to help with an even finish) and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, remove from the oven and place onto a wire rack to cool while you make the frosting.
  • Add the Elderflower syrup to the milk and mix.
  • Using the food mixer add the icing sugar and the butter and beat with the paddle attachment until the mixture starts to come together to a sandy texture.
  • Add the milk and syrup and beat on high until the texture is light and creamy.
  • Roll out the fondant icing and using a non-stick rolling pin (such as the Professional Smooth Rolling Pin from The Little Venice Cake Company) and using flower shaped fondant cutters cut out large medium and small flowers and set aside to allow to dry.
  • Transfer the icing to a piping bag and pipe the icing with a star shaped nozzle (I used the star nozzle from The Little Venice Company Piping Set) until you have all your cupcakes piped with the frosting.
  • Place the fondant flowers onto the piped cupcakes and with a little water to adhere add the white edible balls into the centre of the largest flower.
Serve and enjoy!

Elderflower Cupcakes With a Fondant Flower Icing
Elderflower Cupcakes With a Fondant Flower Icing

Elderflower Cupcakes With a Fondant Flower Icing

Elderflower Cupcakes With a Fondant Flower Icing
Elderflower Cupcakes With a Fondant Flower Icing

Elderflower Cupcakes With a Fondant Flower Icing

Elderflower Cupcakes With a Fondant Flower Icing

Elderflower Cupcakes With a Fondant Flower Icing

I hope this has given you some party inspiration and if you are looking for bright. colourful and fun party ideas the My Little Day website has so many great ideas to make the day extra special.

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20 Comments

  1. Janie McColl
    April 24, 2015 / 1:17 pm

    These look so pretty..and easy to make

    • May 9, 2015 / 10:19 pm

      Thank you they were a lot of fun to make 🙂

  2. April 24, 2015 / 8:59 pm

    Those look very elegant and sound quite sophisticated. Lovely!

  3. April 25, 2015 / 6:40 am

    I have never tried elderflower but these look delicious

    • May 9, 2015 / 10:20 pm

      Thank you very much Jo, they are so tasty! 🙂

  4. April 25, 2015 / 2:28 pm

    Those look amazing, I'll be trying these out.

    • May 9, 2015 / 10:21 pm

      Thank you so much Jayne, let me know what you think of them 🙂

  5. April 25, 2015 / 7:16 pm

    My dad loves elderflower and makes elderflower champagne every year, which is so gorgeous and refreshing! I will definitely be trying this although I doubt that they will look so beautiful.

    • May 9, 2015 / 10:22 pm

      Oh lovely, my gran used to make it every year and I just love the smell and taste of it! Thanks so much 🙂

    • May 9, 2015 / 10:22 pm

      Thank you so much Stewart 🙂

  6. Kim Styles
    May 4, 2015 / 1:20 pm

    so delicate -they look beautiful- Elderflower sounds tempting

  7. June 4, 2015 / 1:42 pm

    I've never tried Elderflower before – have to give it a go 🙂

  8. Layla Thomas
    June 23, 2015 / 9:48 am

    I love Elderflower and it sounds heavenly in a cupcake, will give this a try.

  9. July 17, 2015 / 12:17 am

    These look tasty

  10. June 21, 2016 / 8:44 pm

    These look delicious
    My neices are really going to enjoy making these beauties with me
    Thankyou for the easy to follow recipe