As well as the scrummy chocolate ones (I've bought some edible glitter to decorate those next time, so some glittery and some with the stars), my sister wanted some cupcakes with her favourite childhood sweets on top. After some deliberation, she decided on flying saucers, chocolate mice and jelly beans on top of standard vanilla cakes with buttercream.
To make them, I used the basic cupcake recipe here before swirling with buttercream and sweets. And here are the results...
Not the neatest icing in the world (I was in a hurry and Florence was pestering me for one to eat) but you get the idea :)
Having made them, we're contemplating replacing the white mice (look a bit anaemic!) and possibly choosing another type of sweet to add variety. She doesn't know what to choose, anybody got any suggestions?