Quick & Easy

Crazy critter cupcakes

12 Item
1H 10M


Butter cream
Butterfly beauty
Buzzy bee



1.Preheat oven to 180°C/355°F. Line muffin pan with patty cases.
2.Make cake according to directions on packet. Drop ¼-cup mixture into each case; bake about 20 minutes. Stand cakes in pan for 5 minutes before turning, top-side up, onto a wire rack to cool.
3.Next make butter cream. Beat butter until white as possible, gradually beat in half the sifted icing sugar then milk, then remaining icing sugar. Beat until smoot
4.Divide butter cream among three small bowls; tint orange, blue and green.
5.Butterfly beauty: spread blue butter cream over four cupcakes. Position strawberry milk bottles for the body. Halve 4 freckles; position two round freckles and two halved freckles for wings. Cut eight small strips from jelly babies; position for antennae. Dot eyes on butterfly using black decorating gel.
6.Dragonfly: spread green butter cream over four cupcakes. Position smarties for body; cut milk bottles in half lengthways, position for wings. Using black decorating gel, dot pupils on smarties.
7.Buzzy bee: spread orange butter cream over four cupcakes. Cut a thin strip from both long sides of jelly babies and milk bottles; reserve trimmings. Join the cut sides of four milk bottles alternately with three pieces of jelly babies. Cut into an oval shape to make bee’s body.
8.Repeat to make four bees. Thinly slice the reserved milk bottle trimmings to make antennae; position on cakes. Cut reserved jelly baby trimmings into small triangles; position on bee to make stinger. Position smarties on cakes to make wings. Using black decorating gel, dot eyes on bee.
9.Serve on prepared covered cake-board.

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