Coffee Cupcakes

Hey there,

I love having tea everyday, specially since I’ve been in London. I’m not a fan of drinking coffee, but I like its flavour and smell. I can’t deny it! So I enjoy coffee sweets, coffee ice creams, coffee milkshakes…

Coffee Cupcakes

I have a coffee maker at home which serves at least eight cups . It was a gift from my mother. She knew I didn’t drink coffee, but she told me: “Just in case“. Luckily it’s pretty useful when I have guests at home. The “problem” comes when I have to make coffee just for one or two… The result: a lot of left over coffee!!

I found an excellent solution which I carry out when this happens: making my own coffee buttercream!

Coffee Cupcakes

Coffee Buttecream Recipe

Ingredients

♦  200 grs Butter (room temperature)

♦  300 grs Icing Sugar (sifted)

♦  4  tbsp Espresso Coffee or add to taste

Process

 1) Mix the butter with the icing sugar until light and fluffy (around 5 minutes).

2) Add the coffee and mix together until well incorporated.

Optional: If you want a deeper colour, add a few amount of brown colouring paste.

Coffee Cupcakes

Coffee Cupcakes

I moistened these cupcakes with coffee syrup. After that, I attached a gum paste handle to some paper liners to simulate a cup. Once the handles were well attached, I spread some coffee buttercream and I piped a small swirl (tip #2D). Finally, I added some “coffee beans”, which I made with chocolate fondant.

Some people who don’t like coffee and tasted these cupcakes, told me that they really liked them!

Coffee Cupcakes

Coffee Cupcakes

As you can see in these pictures, I also have another coffee maker, but it’s quite tiny and it doesn’t work properly. I just use it as a garnish in my kitchen. I’d better get a new with a standard size, unless I want to carry on making lots of coffee flavoured cupcakes!

See you soon.

Sara

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