Thursday, 5 April 2012

An Easter Market Cupcake Stall at Bangor Uni & Mini Egg Rocky Roads

So 14 hours of baking, 150 cupcakes later and this is what I had to show for it! This was my cupcake stall at the Easter market my Uni put on.  

The things that couldn't fly off the table quick enough were these assorted boxes of mini's! I'd been saving egg boxes for weeks, along with some very thoughtful friends and sisters who did the same for me! My mom sent me that lovely flowery paper and so I decided to cover each box with it to make it prettier, and in case some people wanted to give the egg boxes as gifts.  That was a time consuming task - who knew that some egg labels are stuck on with such nasty adhesive that takes forever to get off! but I think it was worth it in the end!

People couldn't resist their cuteness and the opportunity to taste every cupcake I was selling without looking like a piggy! I made four varieties of cupcakes, including Cookies and Cream Oreo Cupcakes (I forgot to take a picture of them on the stall but you can see the mini one above)...

I also made Creme Egg Cupcakes...

and these Malteser Bunny Cupcakes were definitely the hit of the day and I sold out of these first.

Here's another shot of the mini's all lined up and ready to be bought! 

My mom got me this awesome cake stand from a charity shop! On the second row down you will see some Mini Egg Rocky Roads that I decided to make at midnight the night before the stall! I had finished all the cupcake baking and still had a whole bag of Mini Eggs left and decided I should really whip something up for people who don't like cupcakes (yes, these people really exist - who knows how or why!)

So I'll leave you with the recipe, it's pretty simple and easy to whip together.  They would be fun to make with kids, but make sure they don't get involved with the chopping of the Mini Eggs! I nearly lost two of my thumbs to this process! and that's not even an exaggeration.  I was using a super sharp knife and because they roll around when you try and chop them in half it was a dangerous task! My one thumb still hasn't properly healed and it was 3 weeks ago now that it happened!

Warnings aside, these were absolutely delish and would make the perfect addition to any Easter gathering this weekend!

Mini Egg Rocky Roads:
Makes 12 cupcake sized
From Cupcake Crazy Gem

300g milk chocolate
150g dark chocolate
2 tsp vegetable oil
1 cup Rice Krispies
1 cup Mini Eggs, chopped in halves or quarters
150g mini marshmallows

36 Whole Mini Eggs

Melt both chocolates in a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water.
Add the vegetable oil and mix together.
Chop up Mini Eggs, with caution!
Add Mini Eggs, marshmallows and Rice Krispies to the cooled chocolate mixture.  Mix together until combined.
Pour into cupcake cases.  Decorate each one with 3 whole Mini Eggs.  Press them slightly into the chocolate.
Refrigerate overnight or for at least one hour if you need to try them right away!


  1. Wow, your stall looks great...I'm definitely gonna set one up somewhere!! Your minis are fab too, the cream egg cakes are my favourite...I think I'll make some next year!

    Re egg boxes, I did buy mine off ebay as I was being a bit lazy, they were quite cheap but your way is more environmentally friendly...I'm impressed with your dedication to label removal and decoration...they look great. :-)

  2. Wow! that's a lot of work and what beautiful cakes!! they look wonderful. thanks for visiting me and following - I'm so happy to follow you back:)
    Mary x

  3. They look wonderful!! what a lot of work! Thanks for visiting me and following - I'm so happy to follow back!
    mary x

  4. I think your 14 hours of baking paid off as everything looks amazing!! Your cupcakes look delicious as always and the presentation is great! I usually get my eggs from the market so the egg cartons are unlabelled which is great. I decorated mine with Easter stickers and ribbons - a great gift box.
    ps love the cake stand too :)

  5. Your cupcake stall looks great! The mini's in those colourful egg boxes look so cute! Love the cake stand your mom got you: so sweet. Happy Easter to you, Byron & your family!

  6. WOW that's definitely dedication! 14 hours of baking! I don't know if I'd be able to do that! But well done :) everything looks amazing! i wish I went to your Uni! I'm afraid I would have bought more than half of your cupcakes and just lived off them for like weeks hahaha :) thanks for sharing your recipes ~ can't wait to make them!



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