Really simple and quick to make especially if you use bought frosting. I made these on The View and must have received over 200 emails asking for the recipe.
MAKES 12 CUPCAKES
- Half cup soft butter
- 2/3cup superfine sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp pure vanilla essence
- 1 cup self-rising flour
Beat together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, adding a spoonful of the flour and the vanilla with the second egg. Beat in the remaining flour.
Line a bun tin with paper cases and half fill each case with the mixture.
Bake in an oven pre-heated to 180C/350F (FAN 160C) for 18 to 20 minutes until well risen and the cakes spring back when you press them with your fingertips.
- 2 and a half cups powdered sugar
- 1 stick butter softened
- 1 tbsp water
- Chocolate buttons
- Milano cookies
- Black Writing Icing
Sift the powdered sugar into a bowl. Beat the butter until creamy gradually adding the sugar until smooth and finally beat in the water. Alternatively you can buy a tub of ready prepared frosting. Spread the frosting over the cupcakes, then stick the cookies on for ears. Add the chocolate button for an eye and the M&M's for another eye and nose. Draw pupils on the eyes and make a mouth using the black Writing Icing.
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Excerpted from the Complete Party Planner by Annabel Karmel © 2006 Atria Books