First of all make the cupcakes using my easy One Bowl Chocolate Cupcake recipe for the mixer.
The mixture will make 24 cupcakes or 48 mini cupcakes or as here 12 cupcakes and 24 mini cupcakes.
Although the cupcakes keep well, they are especially good if eaten the same day they are made.
I used red and blue paper cases
Print out some images the exact size of the cupcakes and from them cut out the templates for the Union Flag.
Use 5cm and 8cm cutters for the blue sugar-paste circles for the top of the cupcakes.
Use two different sizes of silver Cachous for the six stars of the Southern Cross. Make a small hole for each star to push into and remember to moisten the holes a little so that the little balls stick and don't fall out when you go to eat your cupcake!