Recipe: Bonfire “Perfect Storm” Cupcakes

Bonfire Cupcakes

I am currently full of cold, and really not in the mood to do anything; certainly not blogging.  All I want to do is to plonk on the sofa, under a blanket and catchup on some television.

However I had made these for my bonfire night post, and despite them not being my finest cake decoration effort thought they were quite fun to share?

I used my bung-it-all-in-a-bowl-and-mix Easy Peasy Ginger Cake as the cupcake base, substituting 50ml of the water with Kraken spiced rum.

Whip up a batch of buttercream, using rum in the place of the milk, colour it orange and pipe onto the cakes.  Broken up chocolate batons make logs.    I am sure you can do far better than I did.

Bonfire cupcakes with Kraken Spiced Rum


Many thanks to Kraken for my bottle of rum. I shall go and have a medicinal tot.


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  1. Hope your feeling better quickly, I love the cakes, they look perfect for today.

  2. I hope you’re feeling better soon – colds are just so miserable. I love the look of that ginger cake – super simple and it looks so soft and moist. Bookmarked :-)

  3. The rum will do you good – it’s practically medicine it’s such good stuff! Hope you’re feeling better

  4. These cakes are so cute…and perfect for bonfire night! They’d also keep you warm on a cold bonfire night with that nip of rum! :-)

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