Gaspard Cupcakes


4oz self-raising flour

4oz caster sugar

4oz butter (softened)

2 medium eggs (beaten)

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 packet each of orange, yellow, white, black and green fondant icing/sugarpaste.

apricot jam or buttercream to stick icing to cakes

12 cupcake cases (orange preferably!)


Wash your hands with soap (very important!)

Turn the oven to 180C

Place all of the ingredients (except the icing) into a mixing bowl and blend with an electric whisk

Share the mixtture between 12 cupcake cases (orange ones if you can find them!)

Bake for 15-20 minutes

Rebecca adds, 'Finally, if you have a child or a fox, let them lick the bowl!'


Follow Nicola's photo to make the foxy decoration for your cupcakes. And if you have some icing leftover, why not make some butterfly buns for Peter!

Rebecca carefully cuts out some butterfly shapes

Icing instructions

Beautiful butterflies!

Best enjoyed whilst reading your favourite book!

With thanks to Rebecca and Nicola Harvey for sharing their recipe. You can follow Rebecca's mum on Twitter - @nicolajharvey

If you have a creative idea you'd like to share, email it to

Zeb SoanesComment