I went a bit mad baking this weekend, as well as making Blueberry Muffins my son and I got a big adventurous and decided to make some Easter cakes. I had great plans to make chocolate nest cakes as well but we ran out of butter, so that may be a project for next weekend. I decided to base these cakes on the classic Easter Simnel cakes which is a light fruit cake with marzipan in the middle. I was a bit concerned that fruit cake would not translate well to a cupcake so this is a citrus variant on the theme.
Now to decorate them. Simnel cakes normally have marzipan on the top so I decided to do a variety of lemon icing and then stick a marzipan decoration on top. To make the icing I mixed 2 oz (50g) icing sugar with a couple of teaspoons of lemon juice and drizzled over the cakes. In the meantime my son made marzipan rolls and then we stuck these on the cake. This is the finished result: