One cupcake, 4 ways to decorate it!
The cupcake batter is made with ground almonds and almond extract. My original idea was to make cherry bakewell cupcakes, but each cake was made differently.
From top left; This cake is most like a cherry bakewell, it has a jam centre (i should have used raspberry, but I only has Strawberry in) then it was topped with a thick layer of glacé icing and then topped with a glacé cherry!
The next cake, going clockwise, the next cake was simpley decorated. About half way through baking, I topped the cakes with chopped almonds and when the cakes had cooled after baking had finished, I sprinkled them with icing sugar. These are just almond cakes.
Bottom Right; This cake was the style I was planning for my cherry bakewells! There is jam in the centre, again, and they are topped with buttercream icing, sprinkled with toasted chopped almonds and finished with a cherry!
Bottom Left; This cake looks like the Blueberry cupcakes I made before, in the design. For these cakes, I added chopped glacé cherries to the mixture before baking. Then I scooped out some of the cake from the top, filled with icing, then pushed in 4 more glacé cherries to the icing, and then topped with the part of the cake that I had scooped out! Then dusted with icing sugar!
These are the cakes how I had pictured them to look when I started making these cakes.
This cake is more of the look of a classic cherry bakewell cake, in a cupcake!