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National Cupcake Week Inspiration

Friday 15th September 2017

National Cupcake Week falls between 18-24 September this year, and with cupcakes being one of the most popular bakes in the UK, we thought that this week warranted a blog post celebrating the delicious treats, as well as providing you with inspiration, tips and recipes for you to expand your cupcake repertoire at home.

There are many forms of cupcakes from sweet to savoury plain to iced, or perhaps you like your sponge filled. This individual way of cake making increases the flexibility in your designs so they can be made for any occasion, or even if you just fancy a bit of quick and easy baking!

We’re seeing more and more celebration cakes such as wedding cakes being constructed of cupcakes rather than the traditional solid tiers, as well as the rise of the cupcake gift box! You can start with a basic cupcake base and then get creative with the decoration to make them your own, and personal to your celebration.

Have a look through these tempting cupcakes for starters, and get some inspiration for your own batch…

Raspberry & White Chocolate Cupcakes

Well, don’t these look delicious! We love the flavour combination used here, and the swirl design is so simple to make that you’ll be tucking into them in no time. Find the recipe here.

Oreo Cupcakes

For all the Oreo fans out there, combine your favourite biscuits with your favourite cake and you’re onto a winner. Add extra fondant decorations to customise these cakes to any event or occasion. Follow the recipe here.

Pimms Cupcakes

We’ve had a bit of a disappointing Summer weather-wise here in the UK, but these cupcakes make up for that. We’d save these ones for the adults though, as we add a good splash of Pimms to the mixture! You can find the recipe here.

Union Jack Cupcakes

We’re also celebrating the return of The Great British Bake Off, and these fondant icing topped cupcakes are ideal to make for the office bake off, or just for enjoying while you’re watching the latest episode. Find out how to make them here.

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Halloween is just around the bend so how cute would these pumpkin cupcakes be? Serve them up at a party or get the kids involved for some fun Halloween baking. They make a nice change from the usual bags of sweets, too. Get the recipe here.

Snowman Cupcakes

We’ve already seen some Christmas themed packaging in the shops, and we have to admit we’re already planning our Christmas bakes! If like us, you can’t wait for the festive season to start, then these snowman cupcakes are the perfect inspiration for your Winter bakes.

We hope we’ve inspired you to get your cupcake on this National Cupcake Week. For more ideas, check out the rest of our cupcake recipes.

We’d love to see what cupcakes you’ve been making, so share them with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Happy Baking