15 March 2016

Sheep Cupcakes - Easter Baking Ideas

There are lots of tasty treats around at Easter and if you find yourself drowning in a sea of chocolate you may want to use up a few items in your baking. You could always make some cupcakes as an alternative present to an egg, as an end of term thank you to teachers or for any seasonal celebrations.


Sheep Cupcakes


These light chocolate sponges are topped with a sweet butter cream icing and mini marshmallows. The sheep tie in well with spring and the arrival of lambs but these would make a nice treat for a 7th anniversary where the traditional gift is wool (and copper)! 

This is certainly a fun recipe to make with the kids during the holiday.


Ingredients
(Makes 12)


Cake:
4oz caster sugar
4oz butter
4oz self raising flour
2 eggs
1 tbsp cocoa powder

Topping:
4oz icing sugar
2oz butter
Mini marshmallows
18 giant chocolate Buttons
24 edible eyes


Method
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line a muffin tray with 12 cake cases
  • In a bowl mix together the butter, sugar, flour, eggs and cocoa to form your cake batter
  • Divide the mixture evenly within the cake cases using a spoon
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes until risen and firm on top
  • Place on a wire rack to cool


Sheep Cupcakes for Easter or Spring Celebrations


  • Mix together the butter and icing sugar in a small bowl to make your butter cream
  • Apply a small layer to the top of each cupcake with the back of a spoon
  • Start to add on the marshmallows so the top of each cupcake is covered
  • Use a fork or skewer to scratch two small dots onto 12 of the chocolate buttons to represent the nose
  • Use a tiny amount of butter cream on the back of each eye and attach them to the 12 chocolate buttons
  • Add a little butter cream to the back of the 12 chocolate buttons and attach on top of the marshamallows as faces
  • Cut the edges off from the remaining 6 chocolate buttons to create ears and attach with butter cream
  • You can also use the leftover pieces as tails if you wish
  • For the female sheep we added edible flowers with butter cream (optional)
  • Scoff!


Sheep Cupcake Recipe for Spring or Easter



Have you made an Easter treats recently?

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32 comments :

  1. Lovely pictures - how did you get all of those marshmallows on there so neatly!
    We have not made any easter treats yet but we are working on our Easter bonnet!

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  2. These are so cute, i have been making Easter nest buns trying to use up all the christmas chocolate before the easter eggs arrive

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  3. I love it - this is so effective! I need to get baking with my two

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  4. These are amazing! I'm pinning these to do with the kids, although I might have to improvise on the chocolate buttons here in the US, hmmm... thinking cap on!

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  5. I love those cakes, they look fantastic. I'm so bad at baking, my only Easter offering will be cornflake cakes! Lol

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  6. Aw, these are so cute. We usually make Easter nest cakes, but I love these. I don't think I made these with mu children they would be so neat though! x

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  7. Awww these are adorable. They look like something my daughter would love to make. Will definetly give them a go when we are back from holiday next week x

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  8. Oh my goodness!! This is the most adorable cupcake I've ever seen.

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  9. Oh we have made these too. I love them. They are totally adorable

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  10. These look adorable, Emma, very creative!xx

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  11. These are ridiculously cute-I really need to make time to bake with my kids as I used to love it so much xx

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  12. These are so sweet, I am so making these

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  13. The sheep are fab. Will give them a go.

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  14. Margaret Clarkson
    These look great. You've made such a good job of them.

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  15. They are so cute! I have to make some of these.

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  16. What a lovely idea! I have never thought to use marshmallows. I will definately be making these with my littlest! would love to see you link up with #littleappetites. x

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  17. They are so cute, I think we'll be making some of those before it's back to school!

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  18. Our middle one would love to make these. I doubt she would manage to stick on all the marshmallows as cleanly as yours, though.

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  19. These are so cute, and a great excuse to eat marshmallows!

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  20. The cupcakes look great. Suitable for Easter, Spring etc. sure to taste delicious too.

    Rachel Craig

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  21. That is very clever - they are so cute!

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  22. So cute that is such a fab idea

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  23. Look so cute! The girls would love making these!

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  24. they are so clever im going to have to try these

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  25. Those sheep are adorable! Maybe next year ;)

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