As promised: SHERLOCK CUPCAKES! The best thing about these cupcakes is that you can use any g. damn ingredient you want, because this is not a recipe - it’s a craft project.
That being said. If you want a suggestion for cupcake recipes, I highly recommend this one. Super easy, super delicious and it utilizes that bottle of rum you already bought for the Dr. Watsons.
But, if you want to learn how to make cupcakes in a teacup + tea tag, then, read on!
You’ll need - tea cup (make sure it is bakeable! nothing too delicate or with detailed painting here, please) / scrap paper / exacto blade (or scissors) / string / one tooth pick.
First - cupcakes. You’ll want to bake in a pan of shallow water. This guarantees the bottoms will bake at the same time as the tops. Like so:
Make sure you only fill those tea cups half way, ladies!
On to the tea tag! Take your scrap paper and fold in half - you wont need much scrap (maybe 8” x 4”).
I used some book innards, from an old book-gutting project. Craft recycling! Yay!
Next, draw 2 squares next to eachother, bumped against the folder edge (remember when we used to make snowflakes in lower school? yeah. like that.) draw circles around the corners if you want to be a fancy-pants.
Cut it out!
They are not perfect, but it is their imperfections that make them so perfect for one another… … … ..
After cutting them out, I drew an outline around the edges, along with a fancy “S.” Tre tea, non? Then take a piece of double sided sticky tape and gently lay it on one of the inside flaps of the tea tag. Place your string on top and close:
Now, measure against the tea cup you’ll be using to see how long your string should be:
Mine’s already iced! SHHHHHH! After you’ve trimmed your string, cut a tooth pick in half and then tape your string to the end.
Put it in. UhhuhUhuh
Ahhh my nails look so bad. Sorry.
Oooooo baby. You are done.