Tropical island cupcakes

How clever are these tropical island cupcakes? Made with crushed biscuits for the sand, a chocolate wafer for the palm trees and a little fondant starfish, these desert island bakes are easier to make than you might think.

Follow our step-by-step picture guide to create your own. They’re perfect for kids’ birthdays, themed parties or other special occasions.


  • 2 sheets of edible green wafer paper
  • 12 Milky Way Crispy rolls or similar chocolate bar
  • 10g green modelling paste
  • 15g orange fondant
  • 4g chocolate fondant
  • 6 Digestive biscuits
  • 2tbsp royal icing sugar with a few drops of water for glue
  • Cornflour for dusting