SNOWMAN CUPCAKES Recipes by Annabel Karmel

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Get crafty this holiday season creating these fun and festive Snowman Cupcakes. A great one for the children to help out with in the kitchen, they are also ideal to take along to end of term Christmas parties or fetes.

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Prep: 40 minutes

Cook: 18-20 minutes

Makes: 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes

125g butter, softened

125g caster sugar

125g self raising flour

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 large eggs

Icing

50g butter, softened

50g cream cheese

200g icing sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tsp milk

Decoration

24 large white marshmallows

12 orange Tic Tacs

Black writing icing pens

12 Rolos

Chocolate ready-made icing

12 cocktail sticks

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 160C Fan. Line a muffin tin with muffin cases.
  2. Measure all of the cake ingredients into a large bowl. Whisk using an electric hand whisk until light and fluffy.
  3. Spoon into 12 cases. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until well risen and lightly golden. Leave to cool.
  4. Measure the butter and cream cheese into a bowl. Whisk until creamy. Add the sugar, vanilla and milk. Whisk until light and fluffy. Spread over the cupcakes, reserving a little for assembling the snowmen.
  5. Stick the marshmallows together with a little icing and stick a cocktail stick through the middle to secure (but make sure that you remove before your child eats the cupcake).
  6. Make a hole in the middle of the marshmallow and insert an orange Tic Tac for the noses, using a small bit of icing to help make it stick. Draw on the eyes, mouth and buttons using black writing icing,
  7. To make the hat, roll out the chocolate icing, cut out a small circle and place on top of the snowman’s head attaching with a little of the icing. Place a Rolo on top.
  8. Make a hole horizontally through the body of the snowman and push through a Matchmakers stick to create the arms.
  9. Insert the cocktail sticks with the marshmallow snowmen on top of the cupcakes.

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