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Cupcakes with amusing faces

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Why not try being creative with these cupcakes, decorating them with amusing and funny faces is the perfect activity to do with children.

Key Information

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  • Skill level:medium

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Ingredients

For the cupcakes

For the icing

  • 250g 8⅞ oz Icing sugar (we like Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
  • 3½tbsp 3½tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1tsp 1tsp Water hot
  • Yellow food colouring

For the buttercreams

  • 110g 4 oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 225g 8 oz Icing sugar (we like Silver Spoon)
  • ½tsp ½tsp Vanilla extract (we like Nielsen-Massey) Vanilla extract
  • ½tbsp ½tbsp Cocoa powder
  • Pink food colouring
  • Yellow food colouring

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Heat the oven to 170°C (fan 150°C, gas mark 3). Place paper cases in a 12 hole cupcake tin.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Put all of the cupcake ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk with an electric whisk until well combined. Alternatively beat well with a wooden spoon.

    Ingredients for this step

  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and springy to the touch. Remove from the tin and place on a wire rack to cool.

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Sift the icing sugar into a bowl and gradually stir in the lemon juice and water until smooth and thick. Add a few drops of yellow food colouring. Spread the frosting over the cakes.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 250g 8⅞ oz Icing sugar (we like Silver Spoon)
    • 3½tbsp 3½tbsp Lemon juice
    • 1tsp 1tsp Water hot
  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Beat the butter in a large bowl until soft. Sift in the icing sugar and beat well. Stir in the vanilla extract. Divide between 3 small bowls, leaving one quarter of the buttercream in the large bowl

    Ingredients for this step

    • 110g 4 oz Butter (unsalted)
    • 225g 8 oz Icing sugar (we like Silver Spoon)
    • ½tsp ½tsp Vanilla extract (we like Nielsen-Massey) Vanilla extract
  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Sift the cocoa into one bowl and beat well. Add a drop of pink food colouring to another bowl and beat well. Add a drop of yellow food colouring to the third bowl. Spoon the buttercreams into 4 small piping bags and pipe ‘hair’ onto the cakes.

    Ingredients for this step

    • ½tbsp ½tbsp Cocoa powder
    • Pink food colouring
    • Yellow food colouring
  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Decorate the cakes as desired. Our recommendation is liquorice for the ‘eyes’,  jelly beans for the ‘noses’ and chocolate buttons for the ‘ears’.