Make with kids: Annabel Karmel’s farm animal cupcakes

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!



For the cupcakes:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 110g soft margarine
  • 110g self–raising flour

For the icing:

  • 110g butter, softened
  • 250g icing sugar, sifted
  • 1tbsp water
  • Food colouring

Recipes taken from My Favourite Recipes by Annabel Karmel (published by DK, £8.99)