Bonfire Night Cupcakes

I shall show you how to make the best Bonfire Night Cupcakes – they are a fun Firework party food idea that will delight your family young and old. Bonfire cupcake recipes should have Autumn flavours, in my opinion, and these have carrot, orange and cranberry (you can always switch the cranberries for raisons for a carrot cake taste). These easy bonfire cupcakes look like individual bonfires and the mini sparkler on top gives you your own firework fun.

It goes with out saying that children must be supervised with sparklers. Perhaps, they could even be lit on a decorative table for a delicious looking display, then the sparklers can be removed and handed to the young ones. Either way they are a great finger food dessert to eat while watching the fireworks.

Bonfire Night Cupcakes Recipe.

 

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This post will show you how to make the best Bonfire Night Cupcakes - they are a fun Firework party food idea that will delight your family young and old. Bonfire cupcake recipes should have Autumn flavours, in my opinion, and these have carrot, orange and cranberry. These easy bonfire cupcakes look like individual bonfires and the mini sparkler on top gives you your own firework fun...

 

I shall show you how to make the best Bonfire Night Cupcakes - they are a fun Firework party food idea that will delight your family young and old. Bonfire cupcake recipes should have Autumn flavours, in my opinion, and these have carrot, orange and cranberry (you can always switch the cranberries for raisons for a carrot cake taste). These easy bonfire cupcakes look like individual bonfires and the mini sparkler on top gives you your own firework fun.

 

Stand back Rosie pug, time for the sparklers!

 

Easy Bonfire Night Cupcakes Recipe.

 

I shall show you how to make the best Bonfire Night Cupcakes - they are a fun Firework party food idea that will delight your family young and old. Bonfire cupcake recipes should have Autumn flavours, in my opinion, and these have carrot, orange and cranberry (you can always switch the cranberries for raisons for a carrot cake taste). These easy bonfire cupcakes look like individual bonfires and the mini sparkler on top gives you your own firework fun...

 

Bonfire Night Cupcakes recipe. I shall show you how to make the best Bonfire Night Cupcakes - they are a fun Firework party food idea that will delight your family young and old. Bonfire cupcake recipes should have Autumn flavours, in my opinion, and these have carrot, orange and cranberry. These easy bonfire cupcakes look like individual bonfires and the mini sparkler on top gives you your own firework fun.

How To Make Bonfire Night Cupcakes

For the sponge – makes 6

  • 65g salted butter
  • 75g soft brown sugar
  • 1 medium free range egg
  • 90g self-raising flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • zest of 1/2 an orange
  • 125g grated carrots
  • 25g dried cranberries

For the orange syrup –

  • 50g orange juice and 50g sugar

For the buttercream –

  • 120g unsalted butter
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 2/3 tsp vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1/2 an orange
  • red and yellow food colouring paste

Decoration –

  • Chocolate matchsticks (get the orange flavour if you can find them)
  • mini sparklers

 

Bonfire Night Cupcakes - I shall show you how to make the best Bonfire Night Cupcakes - they are a fun Firework party food idea that will delight your family young and old. Bonfire cupcake recipes should have Autumn flavours, in my opinion, and these have carrot, orange and cranberry (you can always switch the cranberries for raisons for a carrot cake taste). These easy bonfire cupcakes look like individual bonfires and the mini sparkler on top gives you your own firework fun.

Method

Turn the oven on to 180ºC and place 6 cupcake cases into a cupcake tray.

 

Bonfire Night Cupcakes Recipe Ingredients.
Ingredients for the sponge.

Finely grate the carrots, this will make your cupcakes really moist.

 

Autumn Bonfire Night Cupcakes Recipe.
Finely grated carrots.

Place the dry ingredients together in a bowl and mix together (flour, baking powder, cinnamon and bi-carb).

 

Bonfire Night Cupcakes Recipe. DryIngredients.
Add dry ingredients together.

Grate the zest of 1/2 an orange.

Place the orange zest into the mixing bowl with the butter and sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. You want to bash out those flavoursome oils from the orange zest.

 

How To Make Bonfire Night Cupcakes.
Butter, sugar, orange zest.

Pour in the lightly whisked egg little by little and mix on a low speed until fully incorporated.

Sieve in the flour mix and beat on low until just incorporated.

Tip in the carrot and cranberries and just mix in until just spread through.

 

Bonfire Night Cupcakes. Batter.
Mix in the carrots and cranberries.

Spoon into the cupcake cases so they are even and gently spread the top smooth.

 

Bonfire Night Cupcakes Recipe. Making The Cupcakes.
Share the batter out evenly.

Place in the oven for about 18 minutes (check the skewer comes out clean).

 

Bonfire Night Cupcakes. Fresh From The Oven.

 

Once the cakes are out of the oven heat up the syrup ingredients together until it is reduced by one third.

 

Bonfire Night Cupcakes recipe. Making The Syrup.
Making the syrup.

Then spoon over the warm cakes.

 

Bonfire Night Cupcakes Recipe. Adding The Orange Syrup.
Add the orange syrup while the cakes are warm.

Once they have cooled its time to decorate. Add all the buttercream ingredients together (except the food colouring) and beat on a medium speed.

How to make buttercream look like fire

Use cake forks, place one in each of the food colouring and spread through the buttercream being careful not to mix too much. You want it to stay streaky.

I’m not keen on using too much food colouring but feel free to add more for a more dramatic look.

 

Bonfire Night Cupcakes Recipe. Buttercream.
Keep the colouring streaky.

Decorating Bonfire Cupcakes

Start building your ‘bonfire’ by breaking your chocolate matchsticks into halves or thirds. Add a triangle of ‘sticks’ onto each cake.

 

Bonfire Night Cupcakes. Matchstick Bonfire.
Making a bonfire with chocolate matchsticks.

Spoon the buttercream into a piping bag with a star nozzle.

 

Decorating Bonfire Night Cupcakes.

 

Start adding ‘flames’ around and over the logs (it will hold them in place).

 

Bonfire Night Cupcakes. How to Decorate...
Add a few buttercream ‘flames’.

Use 4 – 5 sticks to build a bonfire shape.

 

How To Decorate Bonfire Night Cupcakes.
Add a tripod of 3 or 4 chocolate matchsticks.

Then fill some gaps in with more buttercream flames.

 

Bonfire Night Cupcakes. Firework Night Idea.
Add more ‘flames’.

 

6 Bonfire Night Cupcakes.

 

Best Bonfire Night Cupcakes Recipe.

 

Add a mini sparkler to each bonfire cupcake and place on a cake stand full of red Autumn leaves.

 

Bonfire Night Cupcakes. Firework Night Party Food.

 

Standback, here we goooo!

 

This post will show you how to make the best Bonfire Night Cupcakes - they are a fun Firework party food idea that will delight your family young and old. Bonfire cupcake recipes should have Autumn flavours, in my opinion, and these have carrot, orange and cranberry (you can always switch the cranberries for raisons for a carrot cake taste). These easy bonfire cupcakes look like individual bonfires and the mini sparkler on top gives you your own firework fun.

 

Happy and safe Bonfire night everyone!

 

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  1. Hi Maria,
    These cupcakes are such fun! I can imagine these being the highlight of any fireworks night party. So many smiles and happy faces 🙂 Perfect so long as adults supervise to stop smaller children from touching the sparklers after they go out. We used to have a small bucket with cold water in it to carefully drop used sparklers into, it stopped anyone getting hands burned.

    Your recipes are wonderful Maria, so imaginative, and so beautifully photographed too. These posts are such a joy to read. Thank you for sharing, sending you heaps of hugs and wishes for a wonderful weekend xx

    1. haha I’m so happy you like them! I made these last year – and Tesco contacted me to talk about them. They sent me a voucher for £5 and pinched my idea!! I was kind of angry, kind of chuffed to bits they thought I had something worth pinching haha!

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