Polar bear cubcakes

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You will need

  • 150g butter, softened
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • Few drops vanilla extract
  • 12 hole bun tray
  • Paper cake cases
  • For the icing / decoration:
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 100g butter at room temperature
  • 1tsp good vanilla extract
  • White chocolate buttons
  • Dessicated coconut
  • Black or chocolate writing icing
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This recipe makes 12 cakes

  1. 01

    Set the oven to gas mark 5 or 190°C. Grease the bun tray and put the paper cake cases in it.

  2. 02How to make it

    Place all the ingredients in a bowl and beat until smooth.

  3. 03How to make it

    Divide the mixture between the paper cases, and bake in the centre of the oven for 15-18 mins, or until the cakes have risen and are just firm to the touch in the centre.

  4. 04How to make it

    Remove cakes from the oven and leave them to cool.

  5. For the icing / decoration

  6. 05How to make it

    Mix the butter, icing sugar and vanilla extract together until pale and smooth.

  7. 06How to make it

    Decorate the cupcakes with the butter icing using a butter knife to smooth the icing out.

  8. 07How to make it

    Add some chocolate buttons for the ears.

  9. 08How to make it

    Sprinkle coconut onto the surface of the icing. Gently press in with your hand and just shake off any that is loose.

  10. 09How to make it

    Use the writing icing to put on the bears’ features.

  11. 10

    That’s it – enjoy the cutest cubcakes ever!