• Cheat's cupcakes and chocolate curls

    Serves: 12
    Cooking Time: 20 mins


    • 400g plastic icing
    • 10ml vanilla extract
    • 12 vanilla cupcakes
    • 50g 70% dark chocolate, melted



    Put the icing into a bowl and mash well with a wooden spoon to soften. Add the vanilla and beat well with the wooden spoon to combine.


    Spread the icing on each cupcake as evenly as you can. You can be a bit messy as they look better when they’re a little rough around the edges.


    Curl the chocolate with a sharp knife and sprinkle on the top.


    We bought a vanilla sponge cake mix, followed the box instructions and baked them in cupcake flutes in a muffin pan for 15 minutes until brown and well-risen.