Gingerbread men cupcakes

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These festive cupcake are great fun to make with the children, and a lovely gift idea for their teachers.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C, gas mark 4) and line a muffin tin with 12 cupcake cases.

  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, then add the eggs one by one mixing after each one.

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    • 250g Unsalted Butter (Softened)
    • 250g Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar (we like Billington's)
    • 4 Medium Free Range Egg(s)
  3. Sift together the flour and ground ginger and carefully fold into the mixture.

    • 250g Self-Raising White Flour
    • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  4. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases until they are approx. ½ full. Then bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until golden brown and a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool.

  5. To make the buttercream mix together the butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy, then fill a piping bag and pipe swirls of buttercream onto the top of each cooled cake.

    • 250g Unsalted Butter (Softened)
    • 500g Unrefined Golden Icing Sugar (We Like Billington's)
  6. Mix together some white and brown sugar paste icing until you get a gingerbread colour, then roll this out onto a surface lightly dusted with icing sugar until it is about 3-4mm thick.

    • 200g White Sugar Paste Icing
    • 200g Brown/chocolate sugar paste icing
  7. Using a gingerbread man cutter cut out the shapes and leave to one side for about 20 minutes to firm up. You could decorate each gingerbread man with a red bow tie and some buttons using red sugar paste icing.

    • 50g Red sugar paste icing
  8. Carefully place the gingerbread men onto the top of each cupcake and serve

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