Bucket and spade cupcakes

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  • How cool are these bucket and spade cupcakes complete with biscuit sand and fondant sea life? Make these cakes by following our step-by-step picture recipe. Perfect for the summer time.

    The bucket cupcakes are best stored in a breathable box or under a cake cover. The sandcastle cakes can be stored in an airtight container until needed.


    • 100g self-raising flour
    • 100g unsalted butter
    • 100g golden caster sugar
    • 2 medium eggs
    • 1tsp vanilla bean paste
    • 10g melted unsalted butter for greasing

    Ingredients for the toppers/buckets:

    • 40g red modelling paste
    • 40g yellow modelling paste
    • 3 x Digestive biscuits
    • 6 spoons of jam (your choice)
    • 1 batch of buttercream (basic white)
    • 15g white modelling paste (to mould the shells)
    • Orange colouring
    • 100g good quality white chocolate or candy melts