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As the festive season fasts approaches,lets get ready,be creative in the kitchen and bake these festive snowmen cupcakes.So super cute,simple and easy to make for all the family.The kids will have lots of fun and will love helping to bake and decorate these gorgeous little snowmen cupcakes.Perfect for a party,a great festive centrepiece for the table,or a edible gift to give someone special this Christmas.
Makes 8 cupcakes
100 grams soft butter or soft margarine
100 grams golden caster sugar
100 grams self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
Icing sugar for dusting
150 grams ready -to-roll white icing
3 tbsp apricot jam
Red fizzy lances for the scarves
Tubes of coloured writing icing
Sugar baubles ( for cake decoration)and edible silver baubles
1.Preheat the oven to 180 C /300 F/Gas Mark 2.Place the soft butter or soft margarine,sugar,eggs,flour,baking powder and vanilla essence into the bowl of an electric mixer.Beat for a few minutes until the mixture is light in colour,soft and fluffy.
2.Line a bun tin with 8 paper cases and divide the mixture between them, fill each case to about two-thirds of the way up.Bake for about 15- 20 minutes until the fairy cakes have risen and are a light golden colour.Lift the cakes out of the tins and place them on a wire rack and leave to cool.
3.On a clean work surface,dust the surface, with icing sugar and roll out the icing, to about 5 mm thick.Cut out 8 circles using a small pastry cutter, that is the same size as the top of your cakes.Put the apricot jam, into a small dish and stir in one tablespoon of hot water, brush this over the surface of the cakes and stick the circles of icing on top.
4.To decorate the cakes,use marshmallows for the snowmen’s heads,black writing or the eyes,red writing icing for the smiles and sugar baubles for the noses (stick them on with a little blob of writing icing )stick the marshmallow heads on the cakes with a little apricot jam,then stick on the edible silver baubles for the buttons.Wrap the fizzy lances around the snowmen’s necks for the scarves.Enjoy !