The cupcakes are topped with edible gelatin bubbles, so you can eat both the cupcakes and the globe. They were created by Elizabeth from SugarHero, who is a trained pastry chef and loves teaching others how to bake.
The cupcakes can be made using your favourite cupcake recipe, or simply use a simple packet mix.
The "globes" are made using gelatin sheets, which can be purchased from major supermarkets, however if you want your globes to have extra strength, try sourcing them from specialty baking stores or online.
"Powdered gelatin works well for most applications, but if given a choice, I’d choose gelatin sheets every time. They’re easy to work with, and they have a cleaner texture, clearer color, and less of a strong “gelatin” taste," Elizabeth explains on her blog.
"Gelatin sheets come in different strengths (bronze, silver, gold, and platinum), and I chose the highest grade, platinum, because it is the strongest, purest, and clearest available."
To create the globes, inflate balloons then tie to a skewer before oiling them lightly with spray cooking oil. Bloom (or dampen) the gelatin sheets in water, then wrap them around the balloons and leave to dry.
"The other thing to know about these gelatin balloons is that they take a long time to set – I gave each of my batches a solid 24 hours at room temperature to harden," Elizabeth says.
Trim off the bottom of the gelatin bubbles, making a hole big enough to fit on top of the cupcake around the frosting. Carefully place a bubble on top of each cupcake.
For full details on making these show-stopping cupcakes, visit Elizabeth's blog SuperHero.