The One with the Jelly Belly Cupcakes

Jellies on the plate …

Mum, I said, there are jellies on the plate!

One, two, three, four, five …

They’re still there, Mum. Look, just over there …

Perhaps she can’t see them. I’m getting worried about this …

Mum … about those jellies …

… the jellies on the plate …

Yes! These jellies! Can I eat one? Please, pleeeeease

Phew, I was seriously worried for a moment there.

Nibble, gobble, nibble, gobble …

… jellies on the plate!

Jelly Belly Cupcakes (adapted from Mary Berry’s Ultimate Cake Book)

4 oz soft butter or margarine
4 oz caster sugar
2 eggs
3 oz self-raising flour
1 oz cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp chocolate essence

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C/400 degrees F. Line about 18 holes in bun trays with paper liners.

Place all the ingredients together in a large bowl and beat well for 2 to 3 minutes until well combined and smooth.

Half fill each paper liner with the batter.

Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes until the cakes are well risen and springy to touch.

Transfer each cake to a wire rack to cool.

Jelly Belly Buttercream

6 oz butter
12 oz icing sugar
a few drops of red food colouring

Beat all ingredients together until smooth.

Spread each cupcake with Jelly Belly Buttercream and decorate with jelly beans. 3 year-olds do this better than adults 😉 .

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  1. Lucy

     /  March 18, 2011

    You’re so great. And T is so gorgeous. xx

  2. These look so yummy and pretty! Great photography too! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  3. He had great fun making the cupcakes, Lucy – although the jelly beans did capture his attention somewhat throughout the proceedings!

    Hi lillagreca – thanks for stopping by! I’m pleased you left a link to your blog because your maple-walnut muffins sound delicious. I think I’ll be making them soon …

  4. Adorably yummy! The Jelly Belly factory is but a hop skip and jump down the freeway. Here’s a fun link for your little one to have a peek how jelly bellies are made.

    • How exciting! It must be like having a jelly version of Willy Wonka’s factory on your doorstep! Thanks for the link – my 3 will enjoy exploring that when they get home from school. 🙂

  5. Julie

     /  April 8, 2011

    Oh, so sweet! I love how the little ones get “concerned” about things. 🙂

  6. Oh boy! this looks fabulous! and so colourful! love it!

  7. Your captions to these photos just made me laugh out loud! Love it, especially the ‘oh maybe she’s forgotten them’ part! Also obviously I loved Jelly Belly beans and your cupcakes look fab. Brilliant post 🙂


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