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Rows of cupcakes decorated as chicks, rabbits and easter eggs

Easter cupcake selection

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Add colouring to sugar paste icing and have fun with the kids creating these cute Easter cupcakes.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:12
  • Skill level:easy

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For the cupcakes

For the decoration

  • Apricot glaze
  • 250g 8⅞ oz White sugar paste icing
  • Food colouring green, yellow, blue, purple, pink
  • Chocolate decorations

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  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Heat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, gas mark 4). Line a cupcake 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.

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  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Gradually beat in the eggs a little at a time until smooth, adding a little flour if the mixture curdles.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 3 3 Egg(s) (free range)
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Stir in the flour and stir in the vanilla extract until evenly mixed.

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  5. Classic mode Step 5

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

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    To decorate, divide the sugar paste icing into portions and add a drop of food colouring to each and knead until the colour is even. Wrap the icings tightly in cling film to prevent drying. Dust work top with a little icing sugar and roll out the icing thinly. Use cutters to cut out Easter shapes and attach to the cupcakes using a little warmed apricot jam.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Sugar paste icing
    • Food colouring green, yellow, blue, purple, pink
    • Apricot glaze
  7. Classic mode Step 7

    To make the chicks, colour sugar paste icing with yellow colouring. Cut out yellow circles of sugar paste icing using fluted biscuit cutter to make the chick faces. Add drop of red food colouring to a small piece of yellow icing to make an orange colour and roll tiny beaks. Finally add choco beans for eyes.

  8. Classic mode Step 8

    To make eggs, cut oval egg shapes from sugar paste icing and decorate with choco beans (secure in place with a dot of icing) or decorate with flowers cut out from the sugar paste icing. (Why not try using little blossom or daisy cutters available from cake decorating stores).

  9. Classic mode Step 9

    To make rabbits, use a biscuit cutter to cut our a circle of white icing for the rabbit face. Cut another circle then use the edge of the cutter to cut 2 ovals for the ear shapes. Dip your finger in pink food colouring to smear the pink inner ear, then secure the ears to the cakes with a little icing. Add choco bean eyes and nose and pipe whiskers with black icing.