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Gingerbread men cupcakes

Quick and easy

About the bake

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

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  1. Step 1:

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

  2. Step 2:

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

  3. Step 3:

    Sift together the flour and ground ginger and carefully fold into the mixture.

  4. Step 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. Step 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.

  6. Step 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.

  7. Step 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.

  8. Step 8:

    Carefully place the gingerbread men onto the top of each cupcake and serve


  • For the Cupcakes

    • 250g Unsalted butter (softened)
    • 250g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 4 Medium free range egg(s)
    • 250g Allinson's Self Raising Flour
    • 1 tsp Ground ginger
  • For the Buttercream

    • 500g Silver Spoon Icing Sugar
    • 250g Unsalted butter (softened)
  • For the Decoration

    • 200g White sugar paste icing
    • 200g Brown/chocolate sugar paste icing
    • 50g Red sugar paste icing

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