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Highland Terrier Puppy Cupcakes

By Mario Matassa from Cupcake Kids, part of the Food Heaven magazine series


Makes 12 cupcakes

For the Cupcakes

280g (9¾oz) self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
A pinch of salt
100g (3½oz) caster sugar
1 medium free-range egg
90ml (3½fl oz) sunflower oil
240ml (8½fl oz) whole milk

For the Cream Cheese Icing

250g (9oz) cream cheese
100g (3½oz) icing sugar

To Decorate 

White and pink marshmallows
Brown and red Smarties or M&Ms
Piping bag
Small open star nozzle

1. Ask an adult to preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 4. Put 12 cupcake cases in a 12-hole cupcake tin.

2. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a large bowl. In a separate bowl combine the egg, oil and milk, then whisk carefully with a fork. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix together well. Divide the mixture between the cases.

3. Ask an adult to put the cupcakes into the oven to bake for 20-25 minutes until the cakes are golden and spring back when pressed lightly. When an adult has removed the cakes from the oven, turn out onto a wire rack and leave to cool.

4. To make the cream cheese icing, sift the icing sugar over the cream cheese and ask an adult to help you whisk it together well.

5. Ask an adult to help you spoon the icing into a piping bag fitted with a small star nozzle. Pipe small swirls of icing all around the outside of the cupcake to form a circle. In the centre of the cupcake place half a marshmallow to create a raised surface. Pipe more swirls of icing over the cake and marshmallow to create a ‘hairy dog’ effect.

6. To make the ears, ask an adult to help you cut some white marshmallows in half and pinch with your fingers to create a point. Press into the icing at the top of the cake.

7. To make the tongue, take a piece of pink marshmallow and ask an adult to cut it into a rectangle about 3cm long and to score down the middle to make a tongue shape. Place the tongue under the raised nose which was made with the marshmallow.

8. To finish, add two brown Smarties for the eyes and one red Smartie for the nose.

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