Method

  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 200ºC/gas mark 6 and line the tin with the cake cases.


  2. Step 2

    Put all the ingredients except for the milk in the processor and then blitz till smooth. Pulse while adding milk, to make for a soft, dropping consistency, down the funnel. Alternatively put all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and use an electric hand mixer. BY HAND using a bowl and wooden spoon, cream the butter and sugar, beat in the eggs one at a time with a little of the flour. Add the vanilla extract and fold in the rest of the flour, adding the milk to get the dropping consistency as before. Spoon into the cases equally.

  3. Step 3

    Put in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until the cup cakes are cooked and golden on top, check to see if the cupcakes are ready by inserting a cocktail stick into one of the cupcakes. If it comes out dry then the cupcakes are done. As soon as possible, take the cupcakes in their cases out of the tin and let cool, on a wire rack.

  4. Step 4

    For buttercream icing, mix the butter with the icing sugar and vanilla extract. Continue to mix until smooth adding the milk to loosen the buttercream. Tint the buttercream blue with the food colouring and spread using a palette knife on top of 15 cupcakes, creating a shallow dome and smooth. If the buttercream sticks to the knife, heat the knife in a glass of hot water, wipe quickly and smooth the buttercream, repeat if necessary. Don’t worry too much as most of the buttercream will be covered with sprinkles!

  5. Step 5

    Place the blue sugar in a bowl and dip the cupcake into it making sure it is fully covered, now do the same to the other 14.

    Take another 4 cupcakes and cover with buttercream as above and place an Oreo cookie on top.

    Arrange the blue cupcakes on a serving plate in the shape of a racing car, 1 cupcake in the first row, then 2, then a row with 2 Oreo cupcakes on their sides as wheels with the blue cupcake in the centre, then a row of 3, then a row with 2 Oreo cupcakes on their sides as wheels with the blue cupcake in the centre with another on top of the blue cupcake, and finally a row of 3 with another 3 on top.

  6. Step 6

    Carefully cut the cream filling from the 2 Bourbon biscuits and discard the cream. Lightly cover the biscuits with the blue frosting and dip in the blue coloured sugar. Attach to the Oreo wheel cupcakes with a dab of buttercream to look like mud guards.

  7. Step 7

    Attach the ‘spoiler’ by putting a mini marshmallow onto a cocktail stick x 2 and push them gently into the liquorice stick and gently push into the rear cupcakes.

    Finally decorate the car with various toppings, choc chips, silver balls and use a smiley face candle for the driver.

    NOTE: to add a touch of colour to your cake, you can use the other coloured sugars in the Cake Angel Glimmer pot to decorate a few of your cup cakes (instead of blue) before you put them in place.