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Snowman Cupcakes

Course desserts
Keyword Cakes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 200 g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 175 g butter
  • 250 g caster sugar
  • 1 1/5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 150 ml sour cream

Buttercream

  • 150 g butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300 g icing sugar

Decoration

  • desiccated shredded coconut
  • white chocolate balls
  • chocolate icing pen
  • caramel icing pen
  • red strawberry laces

Instructions

Cupcakes

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees/ gas mark 4. Put your cases into your 12 hole muffin tin. Place the butter and sugar into the bowl and beat the mixture until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and mix until combined.
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  • Add the eggs one at a time until fully combined. Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until incorporated then add the sour cream until incorporated.
  • Divide the mixture between the cases and bake in a preheated oven for 25 minutes until well risen. Transfer to a wire rack for cooling.
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Buttercream

  • Put the butter into a mixer and beat until soft and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and beat again. Sift half the icing sugar in until incorporated then add the remainder of the sugar and mix again.

Decoration

  • Put your buttercream in a piping bag and pipe onto the cakes until you have a slight doom on the top. Pour the coconut onto a small plate then dip the top of the buttercream in the coconut until fully covered.
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  • Using a teaspoon, make a hole in the top of the buttercream and place one of the white chocolate balls on top of each cake. Using your icing pens, draw on your eyes, carrot and mouth. Take your strawberry lace and cut up to make a scarf then wrap it around the head of the snowman to make a scarf. Then get some chocolate sticks – i.e. Mikado’s for the arms. Now your snowman is complete
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