Cocktails and cake. What better way to kick start your summer?!
To celebrate the sunshine finally making more of an appearance, we’ve put together a collection of our top 10 favourite summer cocktails…all in cupcake form and using delicious flavoured icing mixes!
Cupcake cocktails are a brilliant party idea and, with hundreds of different alcohol flavours and blends to try, the opportunity for creativity is endless. Forget Saturday night cocktail classes; it’s all about getting creative with your cocktail cupcake making skills!
Summer cocktails have a reputation for being super sweet and fruity, so it’s no surprise they translate well into cupcake form. From strawberry daiquiris to piña coladas, we’ve got all your favourite summer cocktails covered! 🙂
1. Mojito Cupcakes
Our collection wouldn’t be the same without classic mint mojito cupcakes. These simple yet refreshing cupcakes follow a standard sponge recipe, baked golden brown and finished with a swirl of rum-infused buttercream topped off with a cute little mint leaf. Perfect for summer parties and BBQs!
2. Sangria Cupcakes
Wine or cupcakes, wine or cupcakes. Can’t choose? Well now you don’t have to! Bursting with fruit, flavour and fun, these Sangria inspired cupcakes will make you feel just like you’re in Barcelona.
(Well maybe not literally, but you catch our drift.)
3. Piña Colada Cupcakes
Do you like Piña Coladas? And getting caught in the bakery? Inspired by the ultimate holiday cocktail, these delicious cupcakes call for lots of coconut, rum and a big fat pineapple wedge. Our new Sugar & Crumbs Piña Colada icing flavouring is the perfect complement for this treat!
4. Cosmopolitan Cupcakes
Summer nights out just got a lot sweeter thanks to these gorgeous cosmopolitan cupcakes! Pink buttercream is an absolute must so use our Colour Splash pink food colouring to capture that perfect cosmo shade. Top that off with a lime zest and silver dragees, and tada!
5. Pimm’s Cupcakes
Wimbledon may be over but that doesn’t mean Pimm’s need step back into the shadows. Show your summer love for the fruity favourite with these Pimm’s cupcakes! Bright red cupcake cases are a must for this one.
6. Strawberry Daiquiri Cupcakes
Have you ever come across a drink more refreshing than a tip-top strawberry daiquiri? Nope, us neither. With their creative and outright delicious formulation, these bright strawberry daiquiri cupcakes are the perfect treat of choice for any summer do (a couple of bites and the party will really get started!)
7. Margarita Cupcakes
Areeba! These margarita cupcakes are one of the more potent alcohol cupcakes of the group and aren’t for the faint hearted. Do you fancy a cupcake challenge with a Mexican edge? Don your sombrero and get baking!
8. Raspberry Champagne Cupcakes
If light and classy is the look you’re going for, these fresh raspberry and champagne cupcakes make wonderful party treats. Your favourite champagne can be infused into the buttercream, soaked into the sponge or used as a champagne ganache filling. Heaven!
9. Tequila Sunrise Cupcakes
If orange flavouring is more your style, these tequila sunrise cupcakes are great. Ideal for a summer party and with only a subtle tequila taste, it’s an idea that’s sure to go down a citrusy treat! Add a cherry and orange wedge for an unforgettably fruity finishing touch
10. Gin and Tonic
The final cocktail classic to round off our list is a collection of gin and tonic specialities with a hint of lime. We all know cocktails are just as big on appearance as they are taste so these zesty cakes are topped with a cocktail stick of lime wedges and marshmallows just to make them look all the more amazing!