Mother's Day Cupcakes

Mother's Day Cupcakes

These cute Mother's Day cupcakes let you show her how much you care. Cut out letters from fondant icing, write a message with an icing pen, or just sprinkle your mum's preferred topping all over.


  1. 1

    Heat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/Gas 4. Whisk together the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy then beat in the soured cream, butter, vanilla and a pinch of salt. Gently fold in both flours followed by the marshmallows.

  2. 2

    Half-fill 18 cupcake cases with the mixture and bake for about 20 minutes until cooked through. Remove from the oven and cool.

  3. 3

    Roll out the fondant icing and use cutters to cut out letters and create your own Mother’s Day message. Then, put the frosting in a bowl and stir in a few drops of a food colouring of your choice.

  4. 4

    When the cakes are cold, spread or pipe the frosting on top. Place a letter on each cake and decorate any remaining cakes with mini marshmallows.


  • 2 large eggs
  • 180g caster sugar
  • 150g soured cream
  • 125g butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 90g self-raising flour
  • 90g plain flour
  • 15g mini marshmallows
  • 100g ready-to-roll icing
  • 400g buttercream flavour frosting

Makes 18  cupcakes

Total time required 1 hr 5 mins

  • Preparation time: 45 mins
  • Cooking time: 20 mins