Quick & Easy

Critters & crawlers

critters & crawlers
12 Item
20M

Ingredients

Butter cream
Bee
Butterfly
Turtle
Spider
Dragonfly
Caterpillar

Method

Critters & crawlers

1.Preheat oven to 180&degC; line six holes of 12-hole (⅓ cup/80ml) muffin pan with paper patty cases. Make cake according to directions on packet, pour ¼ cup of mixture into each hole; bake about 20 minutes. Stand patty cakes in pan 5 minutes; turn onto wire rack to cool.
2.To 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 smooth.
3.Divide butter cream among six small bowls. Tint each bowl of butter cream with one of the suggested colours: orange, blue, pink, green, violet and yellow.

Bee

4.Spread orange butter cream over one patty cake. Position black jelly beans and banana Runts alternately for body.
5.Cut wings from licorice strap. Using white glossy decorating gel, pipe parallel lines on wings; position on either side of body.
6.Cut 1cm piece from licorice strap, cut into thin pieces; position for pincers. Using white glossy decorating gel, dot eyes on bee.

Butterfly

7.Spread blue butter cream over one patty cake. Position yellow jelly beans for body; position freckles for wings.
8.Position banana Runts for antennae. Using black glossy decorating gel, dot eyes on butterfly.

Turtle

9.Spread pink butter cream over one patty cake. Position Sour Ball for shell; position Runts for tail.
10.Position Oompa for head; position spearmint leaves for flippers. Using black glossy decorating gel, dot spots on shell; using red glossy decorating gel, dot eyes on turtle.

Spider

11.Spread green butter cream over one patty cake. Position giant Jaffa for body; position Jaffa for head.
12.Cut licorice into thin strips, cut eight 3cm pieces from licorice strips; position for legs. Using black glossy decorating gel, dot eyes on head and draw line on back of spider.

Dragonfly

13.Spread violet butter cream over one patty cake. Position raspberries for body; position strawberries & creams for wings.
14.Trim Jelly Tots for eyes; position on front raspberry. Position Crazy Bananas for antennae. Using black glossy decorating gel, dot pupils on Jelly Tots.

Caterpillar

15.Spread yellow butter cream over one patty cake. Position orange Runts on cake for body.
16.Split spearmint leaves in half through centre; position for leaves. Using black glossy decorating gel, dot eyes and mouth on caterpillar.

The cake mix is enough to make 12 patty cakes, so decorate the other six patty cakes with your own favourite critters & crawlers.

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