Canada Day Cupcakes

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This week, my brother left for Canada. It’s only his second time overseas and he’ll be gone for about six months! To send him off, I made some vegan maple flavoured cupcakes for him and his friends to enjoy at his going away party last weekend.

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Unbeknownst to me, my local supermarket chain has discontinued my usual go-to brand of vegan fondant, so in a panic I decided to make my own using glucose syrup, corn flour, icing sugar and gel food colouring. Handmaking fondant was really messy and a bit tedious, so I hope to find a replacement fondant brand soon! It worked okay, just a bit soft. I think next time I will try and chill the fondant a little bit before cutting out any shapes from it, to avoid wilted looking maple leaf toppers.

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I’m not sure if he did it deliberately or if it was a coincidence, but my brother made it to Vancouver just in time for Canada Day! Happy Canada Day, Canadians!

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