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Christmas snowmen cupcakes

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3.001 stars based on 12 ratings

These festive christmas snowmen cupcakes are so cute and great fun to make with all of the family.

Key Information

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    Bake:

    Total time:

  • Calories:
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  • Serves:12
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

For the decoration

  • 225g 8 oz Sugar paste icing white
  • 4tbsp 4tbsp Apricot glaze
  • 1tbsp 1tbsp Warm water
  • 12 12 Marshmallows white
  • 1tbsp 1tbsp Dessicated coconut
  • Silver balls to decorate
  • Sweets strawberry laces
  • Designer icing (black) (we like Silver Spoon Create)
  • Designer icing (red) (we like Silver Spoon Create)

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C, 350°F, gas mark 4). Place paper cases in a 12 hole bun tin.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Beat the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until light and creamy.

    Ingredients for this step

  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Gradually beat in the egg then stir in the flour, baking powder and vanilla extract until smooth.

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  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Spoon into the paper cases and bake for 20-25 minutes until well risen and golden. Place on a wire rack to cool.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    For the decoration, dust a work surface with icing sugar and roll out the sugar paste icing to about 5mm/¼” thick. Cut out 12 circles using a small pastry cutter, a little smaller than the top of the cakes.

    Ingredients for this step

    • White sugar paste icing
  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Mix the apricot jam with the hot water and brush over the surface of the cakes and stick the circles of fondant on top. Attach the marshmallows for the snowmen’s heads, with a little of the apricot jam.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 4tbsp 4tbsp Apricot glaze
    • 12 12 Marshmallows white
  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Roll the remaining sugar paste icing into small balls for the noses. Brush lightly with apricot jam and roll in the coconut. Attach to the faces using a dab of apricot jam.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 1tbsp 1tbsp Dessicated coconut
  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Pipe a little black decorating icing for the eyes and red decorating icing for the mouths. Using a dab of apricot jam, stick on the edible silver baubles for buttons. Wrap the strawberry belts around the marshmallows for scarves.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Designer icing (black) (we like Silver Spoon Create)
    • Designer icing (red) (we like Silver Spoon Create)
    • Silver balls to decorate
    • Sweets strawberry laces