Two chocolate cupcakes, with two very contrasting flavours! Made using products very kindly sent to me by Lotus Biscoff and Simply Candy.
The Lotus cupcakes were filled with a caramel drizzle, and topped with a vanilla buttercream. Piped using my favourite nozzle, the Wilton 2D. They were decorated with a sprinkle of biscuit crumb, and a full biscuit on top. Because if you were finding it difficult to decide between biscuit or cake - this way you can have both! Check out lotus biscuits and their wide range of products, like biscuit spreads - also look out for this in a cake soon.. http://www.lotusbiscuits.co.uk
The next set of cupcakes was a take on the classic black forrest gateaux. These again were a chocolate sponge, and vanilla buttercream. But instead of the usual cherry glaze, or filling - I went for a crunchy texture of crushed hard sweets. Using the cherry flavoured candy by Simply Candy, a Leeds based sweet company, I crushed and sprinkled these over the cupcakes. Just to complete the cupcakes - I topped them with a fresh cherry. This was just one of the many flavours that Simply Candy make their flavoured candies in and I definitely recommend following them on their social media accounts (they do lots of competitions!) and checking out their website http://www.simplycandy.co.uk