It was a last minute request by a dear friend to make something with Captain America as the theme for her godson. Seems like the retail cake shops here don’t do CA cuppies or require certain quantities(and they ain’t cheap).
When the kids were in bed, the mice (aka mum) came out to play. As I googled for inspiration, I thought the shields should be easy to make and I could do so in a jiffy. But boy oh boy was I wrong. Getting the right size for each colour, making sure the star fits just nice into the bulls eye, letting it dry. And all these time my fingers and toes were kept crossed that the cupcake turns out well and the end presentation will make it a sweet birthday for a sweet little boy.
I tried out a new cupcake recipe for this one. I got the vanilla cupcake recipe fromThe Brown Eyed Baker. The only change I did to the recipe was to reduce the sugar in the cupcake recipe by 60g. See below for the ingredients in metric measurements.
Vanilla Cupcake Ingredients
180g all purpose flour
140-150g fine caster sugar
11/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
110g unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sour cream (I used home made buttermilk)
1 large egg @ room temperature
2 large yolks @ room temperature
11/2 tsp vanilla (I was very liberal with my vanilla. I think I poured in about 1.5 tbsp! After all, who can have enough of a good vanilla)