Sunflowers cupcakes recipe

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makes: 12
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 20 min
Cooking: 23 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 360 kCal 18%
Fat 23g 33%
  -  Saturates 14g 70%
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  • Pretty as a picture and easy to make, these delicious cupcakes will impress kids and adults and would make a gorgeous food gift too


    • For the cakes:
    • 12 cupcakes made using
    • For the sunflower icing:
    • ½ x
    • Yellow paste food colouring
    • 3-4tbsp dark chocolate sprinkles or vermicelli
    • Large piping bag fitted with petal/leaf piping tube e.g. PME ST52


    • Have your basic cupcakes ready.

    • As soon as the buttercream has been made and while it’s still soft, whisk in sufficient food paste colouring to give a bright yellow colour.

    • Spread a thin layer of yellow buttercream over the top of each cake. Press a round of the chocolate sprinkles or vermicelli in the centre.

    • Fill the piping bag, fitted with the petal tube, with the remainder of the yellow buttercream. Pipe a layer of petals around the outside of the cakes, then pipe another row a little way in, to give a double row of petals on each cake.

    Top tip for making Sunflowers cupcakes

    Try not to pipe the petals so that they hang too far over the edge of the paper cases, or they may get damaged. You can buy the piping nozzle from or call 01295 750681.

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