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Cupcakes Make The Sweetest Homemade Gifts

Tuesday 24th September 2013

Receiving a handmade gift is always extra special. Here at Renshaw we never need a reason to bake, so giving cupcakes as a gift is an on-going trend that we love. Here are our ideas for cupcakes you could make for occasions, complete with recipes and details of the frosting or ready to roll fondant icing you’ll need. So whether you have a birthday, need back to school present, a surprise gift, Halloween party or a Christmas feast, take a look at the following list for inspiration:

1. Birthday Cupcakes

Ice Cream Cupcakes

We all know that cake goes with birthdays like fish goes with chips. But what about giving cupcakes in a beautifully presented box? We’ve selected these ice-cream cupcakes as they hark back to childhood, holidays by the sea and happy days at the beach. Personalise yours with your friends favourite flavourite icing. Ice Cream Cupcakes Recipe >>

2. Cupcakes for Teachers

It’s September and that means one thing for anyone with children. Back to school. Strikes fear in the heart of some or relief for others. Why not treat your child’s classmates and teacher with a bite-sized treat? We adore these Flower Tear and Share Cupcakes – very cheery for a grey Monday morning! Flower Tear and Share Cupcake Recipe >>

3. Cupcake Gifts

Trifle Cupcakes

Everybody loves receiving presents at Christmas or on birthdays, but an unexpected gift can often feel even more special and remind a friend or family member how much they mean to you. We selected these Trifle Cupcakes, as it seems that trifle is having a bit of a welcome resurgence. Always a British classic but also recently brought right up to date with the contestants on the Great British Bake Off (Pina Colada Trifle anyone?). Trifle Cupcakes Recipe >>

4. Halloween Cupcakes

Sticky Toffee Cupcakes

It’s almost Halloween and whilst you could go down the gruesome eyeballs and skeleton cupcake route, how about some delicious sticky toffee? Apple bobbing, warm mugs of punch and feeling autumnal would suit these cupcakes perfectly. Sticky Toffee Cupcakes Recipe >>

5. Festive Cupcakes


Make it a Renshaw Christmas and get creative with your presentation on your Christmas cupcakes. This Christmas tree cupcake arrangement could tie in with your tree decorations, or follow us and choose red and green as your traditionally Christmassy colours. Christmas Cupcakes Recipe >>

Frosting Offer

Need some piping icing? We’re offering 33% OFF our Strawberry, Chocolate and Vanilla Snip & Swirl piping icing or all three for JUST £5. The offer ends Sunday 29 Sept.