This cupcake tower was inspired by the Liverpool Football Soccer Club colours and I made it for my brother's 13th birthday. It was practical and quiet different to the usual birthday cake. The kids loved the look and the sparkles add the extra effect instead of candles.
Here is my recipe:
Banana Choc-Chip Cupcakes
2 cups self raising flour
2/3 cup of sugar
1/2 cup chopped chock bits (I like to use dark chocolate)
2 eggs lightly beaten
2/3 cup of milk
1 teaspoon of vegetable oil
Mash bananas with a fork and add flour into the bowl. Combine bananas and flour using your fingers until you get a crumb like texture. Make a well in the centre and add sugar, chocolate bits, eggs, milk and oil. Combine well with a fork, the texture should be a bit runny similar to good gravy thickness.
Brush muffin tray with oil and pour mixture in to the top. Bake for about 15-20 minutes on 180 degrees.
Once the muffins are ready coll them down and continue with assembling the tower.
This is the fun part.
Purchase a hard carboard cone (I bought mine in Lincraft).
Purchase barbecue skewers
Put the rubber band around the cone starting about 4cm from the bottom and draw a soft line in pencil. keep moving the rubber band up by about 3-4cm and keep drawing the line all the way around the cone until the top.
Cut skewers in half with a sharp knife and put through the cone along the drawn lines leaving about 2-3cm in betweem each skewer. Place a marshmallow on each skewer. Put icing on your cupcakes as desired and start putitng them on each skewer. If you're going to do different colours go in a pattern.
See step by step process below:
Happy Baking :)