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Wimbledon cupcakes

Wimbledon cupcakes - the gingerbread house

I’m quite looking forward to Wimbledon starting next week as for me that’s when summer starts. I was thinking how nice it would be to have some summery cupcakes to eat whilst watching the tennis and came up with these.

Easy Wimbledon cupcakes

For the cupcakes I tried Dr Oetker’s Shake it! Vanilla Fairy Cake Mix as I was baking with the toddler. The mix is fantastic as you simply add milk and shake. Easy peasy.

After the cakes had cooled I mixed up some royal icing. I seem to have mastered it so am now using it for everything! I took a small amount of the icing out and coloured the remaining yellow. I iced a circle around the edge of each cake and, when it had dried, flooded the inside with the icing.

When the yellow icing had dried I iced a small amount of plain white icing to make the top of each cake look like a tennis ball.

wimbeldon cupcakes - the gingerbread house

What do you think of my Wimbledon cupcakes? The perfect tennis-themed cakes for watching Wimbledon. Now we just need some sunshine.

You may also be interested in our Wimbledon-inspired tennis ball sun catcher



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    Steph (@imcountingufoz)
    June 21, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Super cute!

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    June 21, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    They are gorgeous!!

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    June 22, 2012 at 7:34 am

    What a clever idea. They are ace!

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    June 23, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Oh I am loving those! Off to stumble them now…perfect!

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      June 23, 2014 at 8:29 pm

      Thanks so much!

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    Emma T
    June 24, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Love these. And, so that’s the way to ice cakes – do the outside, dry, then fill in. I might copy these for biscuit icing. #parentingpinit

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    Helen Neale (@KiddyCharts)
    June 27, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Awesome – so simple and they look so fantastic…I am sure that mine wouldn’t look like that though ­čÖü Thanks for linking up to the Parenting Pin it Party this week.

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    Gude @HodgePodgeCraft
    July 17, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    These are so cute – I love them ­čÖé
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