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
- 1.2kg white chocolate, finely chopped
- 450ml pure cream
- Palette knife
- Pastry brush
- Large and small rolling pins
- Set of circle cutters
- Small kitchen knife
- Frilling tool
For the ganache:
1. First of all, make a batch of basic
cupcakes. To make icing the cupcakes easier, once cooled, ganache (cover) them with the ganache mixture. To make this, add the cream to a pan and bring to the boil. Add the chopped white chocolate and whisk until smooth. Leave to cool, set overnight then spread on top of cupcakes with a palette knife.
2. To cover the cupcakes, knead 450g (1lb) of skin-coloured icing to a pliable dough and roll to 3mm (¹⁄8 in) thick. Using a circle cutter in the same size as the cupcakes, cut out 12 circles and stick them on the cupcakes.
3. To make the ears, make two balls of the remaining skin-coloured icing and stick them on either side of the face. Press the frilling tool into each ball to create the ear shape.
4. Next, make the mouth. Roll out the black, red and white icing to each 3mm (¹⁄8 in) thick. Using a small circle cutter, cut a black circle for the mouth and stick it on the face with a little water.
5. Using an even smaller circle cutter, cut a red circle and cut the circle again to make the tongue. Stick the tongue on the mouth. With a sharp knife, cut the white icing into long thin strips and then into rectangles for the teeth and stick two onto the mouth. With a paintbrush, paint a line on the tongue with black food colour mixed with decorating alcohol.
6. To make the eyes, use the paintbrush to paint two thin lines like meeting chopsticks on the face with black food colour mixed with decorating alcohol.
7. Then, make the hair quiff. Roll the yellow icing (or any colour) into a cone, then twist the cone between your fingers and stick it onto the head with a little water.