We went to an organised Firework display at our local fire station on Saturday, it was fantastic! – so here’s a huge thank you to the organisers at Middlemoor Fire Station, Exeter.
A Saturday night firework display was a good option for us, as Mook and Lulu don’t cope well with staying up late on a school night…so it was bed time as usual this evening.
Don’t worry, we’re not total killjoys! We’re shifting our bonfire night back to Friday, but as a concession to ‘no fireworks on November the 5th’ I made these Rocket Cupcakes for Mook and Lulu – fortunately, it worked a treat!
Here’s how to make Rocket Cupcakes..
You will need:
- Cupcakes – either shop-bought or homemade
- Frosting to match the flavour of your cupcakes (I made chocolate cupcakes and chocolate fudge icing)
- Three toothpicks per cupcake
- Assorted colours of ready-to-roll icing (I used a Dr Oetkers Regal-Ice)
- Glitter sugar or some other sparkly sugar decoration (I used Bronze Crunch from Waitrose)
How to make Rocket Cupcakes
- Cover your cupcakes in your chosen frosting, sprinkle with your glittery decoration and set aside.
- Snip small amounts of coloured icing from the packets of ready-to-roll icing. Gently roll them on a hard surface to make a long, thin, rounded shape and push a toothpick through the middle. Remember to leave enough ‘stick’ at the top to add your rocket’s top.
- Make a small ball, about the size of a hazelnut, in a contrasting colour. Using your finger, gently roll one side of the ball to make a cone with a fat, rounded end. Using a sharp knife, cut the rounded end off and reshape the cut end.
- Place your rocket top on the end of your covered toothpick.
- Repeat until you have at least three rockets for each cupcake.
- Position your rockets so that they are sticking out of your cupcakes at an angle.
Did you venture out this Guy Fawkes Night?