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Funny Face Muffins

Funny Face Muffins
45 min.
Preparation
easy
Difficulty

Ingredients

for 12 cakes
For the cupcakes
1.333 cups self-rising flour (sifted)
2 teaspoons Baking powder
1 cup butter (scant)
4 eggs
1 cup caster sugar (scant)
3 tablespoons milk
½ cup Almond flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the decoration
2 cups white Sugar paste
24 green Sweets
powdered sugar
black powdered Food coloring
12 blue Sweets
red licorice strip (cut into 12 pieces)
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Preparation steps

1
For the cupcakes: heat the oven to 180°C (160° fan) 350°F gas 4. Place paper cases in a 12 hole muffin tin.
2
Put all the cake ingredients into 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 golden and risen. Leave in the tins for 5 minutes and then place on a wire rack to cool.
4
For the decoration: roll out the sugarpaste on a surface dusted with icing sugar. Cut out 12 rounds, slighly smaller than the cakes. Dampen the sugarpaste rounds and attach to the cakes.
5
Attach the green sweets for the 'eyes'. Brush on a little icing sugar and black food coluirng as in the photo.
6
Attach the blue sweets in the centre of the cakes. Add red liquorice strips to form a smiley 'mouth' on each cake.

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