Children’s Jubilee Cupcakes

My George designed these Jubilee cupcakes. I kid you not! When I asked him what type of cake he would make for the Queen’s party he replied he’s like to make her face on a cake. This is what we came up with and I think they are quite effective, certainly they are something the kids can get involved with making for any Jubilee parties you are having.



Here is my recipe:

Vanilla Cupcakes:

  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup (130 grams) caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups (195 grams) self raising flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) milk

Buttercream Icing:

  • 2 cups (230 grams) icing sugar sifted
  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp milk
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Silver Dragees
  • Chocolate drops


  1. Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (a food mixer is good for this job).
  2. Add the eggs, one at a time and beat well each time, mix in the vanilla extract and lemon juice.
  3. Take a separate bowl and sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Slowly beat in the flour mixture and the milk, in three additions: flour, milk, flour.
  5. Fill the muffin cups with the mixture, bake for approx 18-20 mins or until a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean.
  6. Remove from oven, place on a wire rack to cool.
  7. Decorate cupcakes when they have completed cooled.

For the Icing:

  1. Cream the butter until smooth and well blended (it is best to do this with a electric whisk or food mixer).
  2. Add the vanilla extract and with the mixer on a low speed, gradually beat in the icing sugar.
  3. Add the milk and beat on high speed until icing is light and fluffy approx 4 mins.
  4. Decorate with strawberries, blueberries etc to make a face a crown on each cupcake.


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