Make with kids: Annabel Karmelís farm animal cupcakes

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Annabel Karmel?s farm animal cupcakes


For the cupcakes:
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 110g soft margarine
  • 110g selfĖraising flour
For the icing:
  • 110g butter, softened
  • 250g icing sugar, sifted
  • 1tbsp water
  • Food colouring

The kids are going to love making these farm animal cupcakes.

To make a batch of 12 farm animal cupcakes it will take 50 mins to prepare and decorate and 20 mins to cook.

This recipe makes 3 different farm animals; pigs, dogs and sheep using marshmallows and other sweet goodies.

Annabel Karmel says: 'They really are the sweetest animals on the farm!'

To decorate the cakes you will need: Marshmallows, biscuits, chocolate buttons, colourful sweets and tubes of writing icing. Not forgetting some food colouring for the pink pig cupcakes!


Step 1

To make this cupcake recipe, heat the oven to 180˚C/ 350˚F/Gas 4. Beat together the eggs, vanilla, caster sugar, margarine, and flour.


Step 2

Line a bun tin with paper cake cases, and half fill each case with the cake mixture.


Step 3

Bake for 18Ė20 minutes. When done, the cakes will rise up, turn golden in colour, and spring back when pressed.


Step 4

For the icing, beat the butter until creamy. Gradually beat in the icing sugar. Then beat in the water. If youíre making the pigs add a few drops of red or pink food colouring for pink icing.


Step 5

To make the marshmallow sheep, spread a thick layer of butter icing over the top of the cupcakes.


Step 6

Stick on marshmallows Ė large for heads, halved for ears, and mini ones for woolly coats. Use writing icing for glue.


Step 7

To make puppy cakes, stick biscuit ears on icing and use chocolate buttons and sweets for eyes and noses.


Step 8

To make piggy cakes, stick on a nose made from a large marshmallow and ears made from slices of marshmallow.


Step 9

Draw the faces on your animals using writing icing squeezed from a tube.


Step 10

This is what the puppy cakes will look like once decorated.


Step 11

This is what the piggy cakes will look like once decorated.


Step 12

And finally what the sheep cakes will look like once decorated.

Annabel Karmel

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PLEASE check that the children you are making these for aren't Vegetarian. Marshmallows are NOT suitable - they are made from gelatine (and we know where tha comes from?) I don't understand why this cook is so highly thought of - so much sugar. Watch red food colouring too. Rant over.

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