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Zesty Shimmer Cupcakes

These cupcakes have a delicious summery, zesty flavour, and look so striking too! Roll up your sleeves and let your creativity run free!

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These cupcakes also work well with our other Icing pot flavours.

Rainbow Dust have over 15 colours of Metallic Paint to choose from: see the full range here.

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8 people

Baking ingredients

  • Prepare your equipment: piping bag, greaseproof paper, paintbrush, paint palette.
  • Pre made cupcakes

Decorating ingredients

  • 400 g Renshaw Sicilian Lemon Icing
  • Rainbow Dust Metallic Paint Metallic Holly Green
  • Rainbow Dust Metallic Paint Metallic Light Gold
  • Rainbow Dust Metallic Paint Metallic Peacock Green
  • Rainbow Dust Metallic Paint Pearlescent White


Decorating the cupcakes::

Step 1

Open the Renshaw Sicilian Lemon Icing, give it a stir, and place into a microwavable bowl.

Step 2

Warm in the microwave for 15 seconds and give it a stir, repeat this process in 15 second intervals until the icing is a runny consistency/ 55 degrees in temperature (usually approx. 45 seconds).

Step 3

Spoon the icing into a piping bag, snip off the end and gently pipe onto the top of each cupcake.

Step 4

Lay some greaseproof paper on your work surface and place the cupcakes on top.

Step 5

Take the Rainbow Dust Metallic Paints and tip a small amount of each into a well on the paint palette. If you don’t have a paint palette you can always use three small bowls, or a large plate.

Step 6

Using your paintbrush, dip into the paint and then flick the paint onto the cupcakes using your finger. If you shake/ whip the brush over the cupcake it will create larger drops of paint and runs, which makes the effect even more striking! Don’t forget to dip your brush in water after each colour!

Video Tutorial