We loved these so much, we thought you’d like an ‘extra’ cupcake blog this week! These are such lovely designs by another Jo who runs our accounts department. The ear muffs are great fun and sure to be popular with young and old alike!
For the cake:
- 100g butter, softened
- 150g self-raising flour
- 150g caster sugar
- 3tbsp milk
- 2 large eggs
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 180ºc (160ºc fan). Line a 12-hole standard muffin tin with with Christmas paper cases.
Put all the ingredients into a large bowl and mix until combined.
Divide mixture evenly between paper cases and bake for 25 minutes. Once cooked, leave to cool completely before decorating.
For the butter cream:
- 110g butter, softened
- 200g icing sugar
Combine butter and icing sugar together until you achieve a smooth mix. Put a generous spoonful onto each cupcake and leave until a crust has formed (about 1/2hrs), then smooth with a warm palette knife, cover with fondant/regal icing of your choice.
Jo has made:
- Snowmen with carrot noses, woolly hats and ear muffs
- Cute little penguins
- Yummy looking Christmas puddings – using chocolate flavoured fondant
- Holly and berries using red fondant.