We are joining in with the A-Z Blog hop today hosted by our friends 3princessesand1dude we chose the letter 'L' and decided to make Lion cupcakes!
These are really simple for little ones as it's just like playing with play dough but they are super effective. Perfect for a birthday or play date.
Ingredients - makes 10 muffin paper sized cupcakes
100g self raising flour
100g caster sugar
1 tsp Vanilla essence
1 pack white ready to roll icing
Yellow food colouring
A small white icing tube
1 tsp jam
Heat the oven to 160oC.
1. Beat the butter and sugar together until lighter in colour and fluffy.
2. Beat the eggs with the vanilla essence and add a tablespoon at a time along with a tablespoon of flour, mix in well befor repeating until there is no more mixture.
3. Divide the mixture between the cupcake cases, you want these to be flat on top so don't over-fill.
Once cool decorate.
Method for decorating
1. Split icing in half, mix half with yellow food colouring and half with cocoa powder, and knead well until mixed throughout.
2. Roll out the yellow icing and using a glass or cutter the same size as the top of the cakes cut enough circles for all yours cakes.
3. You will need to re-roll to make them.
4. From the leftover icing sugar, roll out 20 small balls, make 10 balls of the same size from the brown icing.
5. Use a Gallic press to make the mane, put in a small amount and give it a really good squeeze, smaller children may need a little help to squeeze, it depends on your press. We used 3 lots of icing for each mane.
6. Ues a little water mixed with a tiny bit of jam as 'glue' and stick the icing base on top of the cake, squeeze the 2 yellow balls and brown ball together to form the mouth and nose, you may need a little jam glue underneath to make it stick.
7. Add a dot of white icing for eyes. And roll tiny balls of brown icing for the pupils, drop on top of the white icing.
8. Attach the mane using the jam glue, if you prefer you can add the mane all around the face (I thought that would be too much icing though!)
I hope you've liked our cakes and have seen how easy it is to decorate them with children. Becky is running an accompanying linky for this blog hop, so if you have any cooking with kids posts, grab the badge and link up!