Amusing Reindeer Cakes

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Amusing Reindeer Cakes
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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
45 min.
Preparation

Ingredients

for
12
For the cupcakes
cup butter (softened)
cup superfine caster sugar
1 ½ cups self-rising flour (sifted)
3 eggs (beaten)
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
For the buttercream
½ cup unsalted butter
2 ¼ cups powdered sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
To decorate
24 round, white Mint candies
1 stick Licorice (cut into 24 tiny pieces)
6 Pretzel (broken in half)
12 red Chocolate bean
How healthy are the main ingredients?
egg

Preparation steps

1.
For the cupcakes: heat the oven to 190°C (170° fan) 375°F gas 5. Place paper cases in a 12 hole bun tin.
2.
Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk with an electric whisk until smooth. Alternatively beat well with a wooden spoon.
3.
Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and bake for 20-25 minutes until springy to the touch. Remove from the tin and place on a wire rack to cool completely.
4.
For the buttercream: beat the butter in a bowl until soft. Sift in the icing sugar and beat well. Stir in the vanilla until blended.
5.
Spread the buttercream over the cakes.
6.
To decorate: place 2 mints on each cake for the eyes and attach a piece of liquorice to each with a dab of buttercream.
7.
Insert the pretzel halves for the ears and place a red chocolate bean on each cake for the nose.