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Single Perfect Cupcake

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If you’re looking for a way to make one cupcake, just one, then I’ve got the recipe! This cupcake is super quick and easy to make and pucks a surprising and delicious flavor punch. You can color it and do anything you would to a regular dozen batch of cupcakes! I chose to model my single perfect cupcake off the single perfect cupcake from one of my fave movies! Bridesmaids!

Single Perfect Cupcake from 'Bridesmaids' movie

Nicks favourite thing…

I love how delicious this cupcake is for a recipe that only makes one cupcake. And if you follow the recipe, it makes the exact same cupcake from one of my all-time favorite movies ‘Bridesmaids’! And let’s face it, it’s probably one of your favorites too.

What does it taste like?

This cupcake is vanilla flavored and depending on what brand and quality fondant you use, your fondant will be strong in vanilla flavor too as most good quality fondants are.

You can add food flavorings to the cupcake if you wish. 1/4 tsp should do it. You can even use 1 tbsp cocoa powder if you want it to be chocolate flavored.

Close up shot of Single Perfect Cupcake from 'Bridesmaids' movie

What are the ingredients I need?

Unsalted butter – if using salted butter, leave the salt out of the cupcake batter.

Sugar – I used granulated sugar for this recipe.

Eggs – I used large eggs.

Self-rising flour – also known as self-raising flour. This is plain flour that already has baking powder in it.

Milk – I used whole milk.

Food gel – I used food gel for this recipe because it’s a higher concentrate of color, so you only need a little bit. Liquid food coloring will not work for this recipe. Especially when coloring the fondant.

Fondant – I used regular fondant for this recipe. You’re not covering a cake so you don’t need good quality fondant. You can even use supermarket fondant. When making the fondant decorations, it’s best to make them the day before to give them time to set.

Powdered sugar – Also known as icing sugar.

Vanilla extract – always use good quality food gel

My Top Tips! 

  • It’s best to make the fondant a day in advance to make sure it has time to set.

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N x

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Single Perfect Cupcakes

If you’re looking for away to make one cupcake, just one, then I’ve got the recipe!

Serves 1

4.3 from 4 votes
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Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 942kcal
Author: Nick Makrides



  • 1 tbsp (15 g) unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp egg, whisked
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp (20 g) self raising-flour
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) milk
  • 1 drop pink food gel
  • 1 drop purple food gel

Fondant Decorations

  • 40 g (40 g) white fondant
  • 1 drop pink food gel
  • 1 drop forest green food gel
  • 1 drop yellow food gel


  • 1/4 cup (40 g) powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup (55 g) unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 drop forest green food gel

Learn How To Make it! [VIDEO]



  • Preheat your oven to 120°C / 250°F. Line a cupcake tin with one whit cupcake liner or a ramekin with double cupcake liners.
  • Add the melted butter, sugar, egg and vanilla extract into a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Add the flour and switch to a spatula. Mix until just combined. Lastly add the milk and food gels and mix to combine. Transfer the batter into the cupcake liner. It will seem like a lot of batter, but it’s ok. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Fondant Decorations

  • While the cupcake is baking and cooling, prepare the fondant decorations to give them time to set a little before placing on the cupcake.
    Split your fondant into two balls. Take about a tiny piece of fondant from one of the fondant pieces and set aside. We’re going to color that yellow later. Add a very tiny amount of green food gel to the smaller piece of the fondant halves and knead to combine until evenly colored. Use a leaf cookie cutter tool to cut out 4 leaf shapes. Use a needle or toothpick to indent a line in the centre and then veins on the leaf. Pinch the end of the leaf to give it some shape. Set aside to dry a little.
  • Add a tiny bit of pink food gel to the other piece of fondant and knead to colour evenly. Roll out and use a round or oval shape to cut out 8 pieces.Use the needle or toothpick to lightly indent three lines from the bottom of one end to the middle of the shape. Mix a tiny bit of pink food gel with a tsp of vodka and use a food safe paint brush to paint the bottom of the shapes with some pink food paint. Lightly pinch both ends of the shapes and set aside to dry for one hour.
  • Cut out a scraggly piece of the white fondant and colour it with some yellow food paint by mixing a little yellow food gel with a little bit of vodka.


  • Add the powdered sugar, butter and vanilla extract to a small bowl and use a hand whisk to whisk for 3-4 minutes until light and fluffy. Add enough green food gel to make it a light pastel colour. Transfer to a piping bag fitted with a closed star tip.
  • Pipe a small swirl on the cupcake and then pipe lines from the centre down to the bottom top of the cupcake liner. Add the four leaves and then add the petals followed by the yellow fondant piece. Peel one side of the cupcake liner down and eat like you’re not afraid of getting frosting on your nose.


Cupcakes can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days.


Calories : 942kcal
Carbonhydrates: 81g
Protein: 5g
Fat: 66g
Saturated Fat: 38g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g
Monounsaturated Fat : 17g
Trans Fat : 2g
Cholesterol: 209mg
Sodium: 111mg
Potassium : 97mg
Fiber: 1g
Sugar : 68g
Vitamin A: 1872IU
Calcium: 47mg
Iron: 1mg
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