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Blue Buttercream Buns

When I received these Edible Wafter cases in my last Degustabox, I knew I wanted to make some buttercream buns on our next bakeoff at…


When I received these Edible Wafter cases in my last Degustabox, I knew I wanted to make some buttercream buns on our next bakeoff at work.  You might prefer to call these buttercream cupcakes.. but I wanted to use alliteration 🙂

edible wafer cases
I didn’t realise how easy it was to make buns, most of the ingredients are what you’ll probably have in the house already!

Buttercream Buns

I pulled up a recipe online for then buns, then another one for the buttercream and followed them.

Here is what you’ll need for the buns:

  • 110g/4oz butter or margarine, softened at room temperature

  • 110g/4oz caster sugar

  • 2 free-range eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 110g/4oz self-raising flour

  • 1-2 tbsp milk


1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.

2. Set the wafer cases on a tray – you don’t need muffin trays for this as the wafer cases are strong enough.

3. Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until pale.

4. Beat in the eggs, a little at a time.

5. Stir in the vanilla extract.

6. Fold the flour into the mixture, then add the milk until the mixture is at dropping consistency.

Note: Folding means to add a little at a time, I added a tablespoon of flour. I stirred the mixture then added more.

7. Spoon the mixture into the cases until they are half full.

8. Place in the oven for around 10-15 minutes until golden brown.

9. Let the buns cool on a cooling tray.

blue buttercream buns recipe
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Buttercream Buns blue buttercream buns recipe

Here’s what you need for the buttercream bun icing:

  • 140g/5oz butter, softened

  • 280g/10oz icing sugar

  • 1-2 tbsp milk

  • few drops of blue food colouring


1 Beat the butter in a large bowl until soft.

2. Add half of the icing sugar and mix until smooth.

3. Add the rest of the icing sugar and one tablespoon of milk until the mixture is creamy.

4. Add more milk is the mixture is too thick.

5. Mix food colouring into the mixture.Buttercream mix Buttercream mix
After I had mixed the buttercream, I used an icing/piping bag and nozzle from a cake decorating kit to create the topping. Afterwards, I sprinkled with sugar stars and sugar.

Buttercream Buns
Buttercream Buns
Buttercream Buns

What are your favourite colour of butter cream buns?



  1. These look delicious! I really want to try edible cupcake wrappers now. And you chose the best frosting! Whenever I make my frosting homemade, I always make it the way you did, and it always turns out delicious!

  2. These look so good and I love the blue with the sprinkles. I didn’t know edible wafer cases existed! That’s a great idea

  3. Oooh those look delicious! I have a massive nostalgic love for butterfly buns with buttercream, but anything with buttercream icing is a massive love for me!

  4. These look really yummy I love baking cakes but very rarely get the time but it’s so much fun and you get the enjoyment of eating them afterwards Lucy x

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