Celebrate LCFC...Blue Army!

Iced cake
29th April 2016

Hooray! Celebrate our Leicester City Foxes, ‘the boys in blue’ winning the Football Premier League.

‘Blue Army’ Victory Vanilla Cupcakes with Blue Buttercream Icing

You will need…A Muffin Baking Tray / Plain Baking Tray, Paper Cases, A Mixing Bowl, Whisk, Spoon, Icing Piping Bag.


  • 110g Butter (softened at room temperature)
  • 110g Caster Sugar
  • 2 Eggs, (lightly beaten)
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 110g Self-Raising Flour  
  • 1-2 Tbsp Milk
  • Handful Multi-Coloured Hundreds and Thousands (to decorate)

For the Blue Buttercream Icing

  • 140g Butter, (softened)
  • 280g Icing Sugar
  • 1-2 Tbsp Milk
  • A Few Drops Blue Food Colouring


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F and line a 12-hole muffin tin or plain baking tray with paper cases.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl until pale. Beat in the eggs a little at a time and stir in the vanilla extract.
  3. Fold in the flour using a large metal spoon, adding a little milk until the mixture is of a dropping consistency. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases until they are half full.
  4. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until golden-brown on top and a skewer inserted into one of the cakes comes out clean. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes, then remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack.
  5. For the buttercream icing, beat the butter in a large bowl until soft. Add half the icing sugar and beat until smooth.
  6. Then add the remaining icing sugar with one tablespoon of the milk, adding more milk if necessary, until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  7. Add the food colouring and mix until well combined.
  8. Spoon the icing into a piping bag with a star nozzle and pipe the icing using a spiralling motion onto the cup cakes in a large swirl.
  9. Sprinkle hundreds and thousands on top of the individual cupcakes.

Baking Tip: Add extra blue food colouring to show your ‘true blue’ support for the boys in blue!

If you are looking for a readymade ‘blue’ themed treat to celebrate Leicester City Football Club winning the Premier League, then why not buy our ‘Blueberry Muffins', ‘Raisin & Rum Flavour Flapjack’, ‘Coconut & Chocolate Flapjack’ or ‘Monster White Chocolate Muffin’. Back the Blues!