Cupcakes for the gardener in your life

baking, cakes, cup cakes

These fun cupcakes are ideal for anyone who loves gardening or just loves the look of what a garden can produce. The silicone 'pots' are now widely available from cook shops. Lakeland in the UK has stocked them for a while now. You can slip a paper case inside the silicone if you want to (especially if you giving these as a hostess gift and want to take your silicone ones home).

Nutella and crushed Oreos

My inspiration, as so often when it comes to cupcakes, comes from the wonderful Australian baker, Elise Strachan,who has one of THE best YouTube channels around. Search mycupcakeadiction and you'll find her represented on every social media.

I made chocolate brownie cupcakes in the Thermomix, baked them in the silicone pots, dipped in softened chocolate spread ( Thermomix owners can make their own and reduce the sugar 🙂 and coated them in crushed Oreo biscuits.

Then it's up to you which fruit, vegetable or garden bug you make. You can use modelling chocolate, tinted marzipan, or common sweets like jelly beans or starburst (opal fruits to those of us of a certain age).

Have a wonderful day!



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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla If you have come as a baker my blog is i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

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