At long last, here are some more of the recipes from the ninja-themed party – starting off with the vanilla cupcakes decorated with fondant ninjas:
Here’s the recipe, which I got off the internet ages ago and haven’t been able to trace the original source…
1 1/2 C flour
3/4 C sugar
2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/2 C milk
1/2 C oil
1 t vanilla essence
1. Sift together the dry ingredients.
2. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones. Beat well until smooth and creamy.
3. Place paper cupcake/muffin cups in a muffin tray.
4. Fill each cup no more than 3/4 full, as they overflow easily.
5. Bake at 180 °C for 15 minutes, or until just, just golden.
So much for the cupcakes. Making the fondant ninjas was the most fun, as it was my first time working with fondant. I started by making body shapes with black fondant, supporting and joining the pieces with a stick of uncooked spaghetti. Then I added a small white ‘face’ and drew the sneaky-looking ninja eyes with edible pen.
I love variety in everything I do, so I made a few 3-D ninjas and a few 2-D ones, which dried faster and didn’t need spaghetti spines 😉
I also painstakingly (and enjoyably) created two ‘sensei’, but everyone at the party ended up wondering what Moses and Aaron were doing among the ninjas!
I left these little guys to dry properly. On the day of the party I stuck them into the cupcakes, sometimes in a topping of caramel.
They got rave reviews at the party and were gobbled up quickly 🙂