How to make new baby cupcakes

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