Saturday, 3 July 2010

Banana split cupcakes

A little while ago I saw a recipe for banana split cupcakes on Cupcake Corner's blog and I was keen to give them a go as I was curious about putting strawberry and banana together. So I bought some yellow colouring and found some cute little cupcake cases in Lakeland, perfect for the recipe.

I've never coloured batter before so I was a little anxious about it, but the recipe itself came together really nicely and the instructions were easy to follow. I split the batter, put in the banana and strawberry extra and then coloured the batter. I was happy with how it was looking, though perhaps the yellow is a little too yellow? Perhaps.

I put them in the oven for about 20 minutes and when they came out they smelt delicious. I love how you can see the colours peaking through.

Time to decorate. Now my decoration seems to be my downfall but I must say I was pleased with the frosting and the piping, and with the cupcake case I think it all came together nicely.

Now for the moment of truth...did the 'split' between colours work?....

Hurrah! It worked. Ben and I quickly sampled them and Ben said they were the best cupcakes i've ever made - double hurrah! I would definately recommend this recipe, and Cupcake Corner - it's full of lovely recipes.