To make these super fun high heel shoe cupcakes I was joined by my good friend Beth who runs her own shoe making business, so she was the perfect person to get inspiration from! It really comes down to how far you want to decorate the shoes to make them look as fun or serious as you like – from sprinkles, icing pens or simple buttercream icing you will be sure to have a good chance to personalise these til your hearts content!
First up make some cupcakes, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth, then add in the eggs and milk / lemon juice & zest if using & mix to combine all the wet ingredients essentially. Add in the flour folding through until you have a nice smooth batter.
Spoon these into cupcake cases about 2/3rd the way up and bake in an oven pre-heated to gas mark 4 or equivalent until golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool fully on a wire rack.
Meanwhile make the buttercream, beat together the butter in a large bowl until smooth and creamy, then gradually add in the icing sugar in batches until a smooth creamy buttercream is achieved, add food colouring / flavouring to taste to match your potential shoe colour!
For the high heels coat one side of a rich tea biscuit (or equivalent) in melted white chocolate to create a sole saving a little chocolate for later. Place on a lined baking sheet and fridge to set the chocolate. Slice the ice cream cones at angles to create the heel part of the shoe.
With the chocolate set on the biscuits, turn them over and put a splodge of white chocolate (still melted) on and set the heel in place, be sure to do it the right way to make sure it stands up when pushed into a cupcake! Turn it over to check carefully before repeating with all the soles and placing in the fridge to firm up.
Once set, use a knife to make an incision in each cupcake wide enough for a biscuit to fit in and you should have a template for what looks like a high heel shoe! Now get creative, using an icing pen around the edge of the sole of the shoe, buttercream and sprinkles on the toe part and even a glitter heel! I have to tell you as a male typing this I should not (or shoe’d not) be as excited as I am for these steps! Good luck trying the high heel shoe cupcake recipe and don’t forget to check out Beth’s shoes at http://www.curiousershoes.com/