Monday, 13 June 2011
Earl Grey & elderflower butterfly cupcakes
A little frivolity in a day otherwise filled with tedious revision [I joke, I've not even started for the day]. I don't normally like Earl Grey tea all that much, give me a cup of English breakfast any day, but it does lend itself well to this delicately scented combination.
Earl Grey tea was originally named after the 2nd Earl Grey, former British Prime minister, so it's no wonder really that it's long been associated with 'Britishness'. Elderflower cordial has a strong association with Victorian times, and has been reported to have been drunk as far back as during the Roman Empire - so I present to you an elegant, quintessentially British cupcake. With butterflies on.