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Snowman Cupcakes

Marshmallows at the ready! Stack them on top of your cupcake before getting messy decorating.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 8
Great for:  Family Recipes Kids - 2-4 Years Kids 4+ Years
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Ingredients

For the Cupcakes:

125 g butter (at room temperature) or margarine
125 g caster sugar
1/2 tsp lemon zest
2 eggs
125 g self-raising flour
1/4 tsp baking powder

For the Icing:

500 g vanilla buttercream
50 g orange fondant icing or colour white fondant orange
matchmakers
a little milk chocolate
edible silver baubles
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C (160 C Fan)/Gas Mark 4. Line a 12 hole muffin tin with muffin cases.
  2. Measure all of the cake ingredients into a mixing bowl. Whisk until light and fluffy, then spoon into the cases. Bake for 20 minutes until pale golden and well risen. Leave to cool.
  3. Mix the fondant icing sugar with some water to make a good spreading consistency.
  4. Place one large marshmallow in the centre of each cake. Spread over a little icing and then stick the medium sized marshmallow on top to make the snowman’s head.
  5. Press silver baubles into the marshmallows to make the eyes and the buttons.
  6. Shape an orange jelly bean to make the Snowman’s nose and wrap an orange peel scarf around the snowman.
  7. Make holes in the side of the large Marshmallow and stick short lengths of flake either side to make the arms.
  8. Make the hat from one half of an Oreo Cookies and stick a Rolo on top.

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