How to make new baby cupcakes

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  • Bake these new baby cupcakes with a sense of humour! Perfect for baby showers and mums-to-be, they're delicious too.

    Going to a baby shower? Visiting a mum-to-be? Make your friends laugh with these cute (and tasty) new baby cupcakes.

    • 12 cupcakes (use our basic cupcakes recipe)
    • 100ml (3½ fl oz) syrup
    • 250g (9oz) ganache
    • 500g (1lb 2 oz) skin-coloured icing (mix red, orange and brown)
    • 200g (7oz) black icing (mouth)
    • 150g (5½oz) red icing (tongue)
    • 60g (2¼oz) white icing (teeth)
    • Black food colour
    • Decorating alcohol
    • 60g (2¼oz) yellow icing (quiffs)
    • Red petal dust
    • Cornflour
    • For the ganache:

    • 1.2kg white chocolate, finely chopped
    • 450ml pure cream
    • Equipment

    • Palette knife
    • Pastry brush
    • Large and small rolling pins
    • Set of circle cutters
    • Small kitchen knife
    • Frilling tool
    • Paintbrushes
    • Go to step 1