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An array of different coloured cupcakes, decorated in yellow, green, pink and white icing Tried & Tested

Kids cupcakes

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4.167 stars based on 6 ratings

These cupcakes are super cute and will go down a storm at a children’s party.

Key Information

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  • Serves:12
  • Skill level:medium

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Ingredients

For the cupcakes

  • 150g 5⅜ oz Plain white flour (we like Allinson) Plain white flour
  • 150g 5⅜ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we like Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • ½tsp ½tsp Baking powder
  • 3 3 Egg(s) (free range) beaten
  • 150g 5⅜ oz Butter (unsalted) room temperature
  • 1 1 Orange zest

For the decorations

  • 250g 8⅞ oz Fondant icing sugar (we like Silver Spoon)
  • Food colouring various colours
  • 225g 8 oz White sugar paste icing
  • Jelly sweets
  • Liquorice 1 thin strip

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, gas mark 4). Line a cup cake tin with 12 paper cupcake cases.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Place the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon or electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs a little at a time until smooth, adding a little flour if the mixture curdles.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 150g 5⅜ oz Butter (unsalted) room temperature
    • 150g 5⅜ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we like Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
    • 3 3 Egg(s) (free range) beaten
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Stir in the flour, baking powder and orange zest until smooth.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 150g 5⅜ oz Plain white flour (we like Allinson) Plain white flour
    • ½tsp ½tsp Baking powder
    • 1 1 Orange zest
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Place heaped dessertspoon full in each cupcake case and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and just firm to the touch.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    For the icing, sift the royal icing sugar into a bowl and beat in just enough water until smooth and thick.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 250g 8⅞ oz Fondant icing sugar (we like Silver Spoon)
  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Divide the mixture into smaller bowls and stir a few drops of your chosen food colouring into each bowl, leaving one bowl of icing white.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Food colouring various colours
  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Spoon the icing onto the cool cakes and spread to give a smooth coating.

  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Roll out the brown sugarpaste and cut out figure shapes with a small gingerbread man cutter. Use the scraps to make bun shapes. Attach to the cakes before the icing sets.

  9. Classic mode Step 9

    Roll out the white sugarpaste and cut out stars, snowflakes, candy canes and icing for the sugarpaste buns. Attach to the cakes before the icing sets.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 225g 8 oz White sugar paste icing
  10. Classic mode Step 10

    Cut small pieces of liquorice for the gingerbread men eyes and mouths. Brush the candy canes with stripes of red food colouring. Attach the sweets to the remaining cupcakes

    Ingredients for this step

    • Liquorice 1 thin strip
    • Jelly sweets