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Bouquet of Christmas Roses

Why not try creating this beautiful Christmas Rose Bouquet, sure to impress your loved ones this festive season.

12 cupcakes

Difficult 80 Minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients

For the recipe  Bouquet of Christmas Roses

For the Cupcakes:

12 Dr. Oetker Muffin Cases
175 g Margarine (6 oz)
175 g Caster Sugar (6 oz)
5 ml Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract (1 tsp)
175 g Plain Flour (6 oz)
11.25 g Dr. Oetker Baking Powder (2 ½ tsp)
3 Eggs , Beaten

To Decorate:

200 g Unsalted Butter (7 oz)
350 g Icing Sugar (12 oz)
Dr. Oetker Red Extra Strong Food Colour Gel
tsp Edible Glitter Dust

preparation

Preparation

1

Bouquet of Christmas Roses

Preheat the oven to 190°C (170°C fan assisted oven, 375°F, gas mark 5). Line a deep cupcake tin with the Cupcake Cases. In a mixing bowl, beat the margarine with the sugar until pale and creamy.

2

Gradually whisk in the eggs and the Natural Vanilla Extract then sift in the flour and Baking Powder on top. Carefully mix ingredients together until well blended.

3

Divide the mixture between the Cupcake Cases and bake for 20-22 minutes until risen and just firm to the touch. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

4

To decorate, place the butter in a bowl and beat until soft. Gradually sift and beat in the icing sugar to make a smooth, creamy icing. Colour one half of the icing with drops of Red Gel Food Colour.

5

Spoon the red icing down one side of a large piping bag fitted with a 1cm (1/2inch) 7 pt star nozzle, and spoon the plain icing down the other side. Gently squeeze the icing down the bag to reach the nozzle and twist the bag closed.

6

Starting in the middle of each cake, pipe the icing clockwise in a circular motion until the top of each cake is fully covered. Put the cakes on a board spaced apart and chill for about 30 minutes to firm, then sprinkle with Edible Glitter

7

To assemble the bouquet, tape the polystyrene base to a side plate. Take one cupcake at a time and push a cocktail stick halfway through the paper case into the centre of the cake. Push the rest of the stick into the centre of the polystyrene. Continue the process using another 6 cupcakes to cover the top of the polystyrene.

8

Carefully wrap tissue paper around the base and the sides of the cakes. Hold in place using a few pins. Tie ribbon around the polystyrene and finish with a bow, holding in place with another pin. Your bouquet is ready to present. Remove cocktail sticks before serving cupcakes.

1 serving = 105g

Nutritional Information for the recipe Bouquet of Christmas Roses

Per Serving Per 100 g / ml
Energy 1851kJ
442kcal
2014kJ
481kcal
Fat 24.10g 26.19g
Carbohydrate 54.70g 59.46g
Protein 1.64g 1.78g