Butterflies, Ladybird and Dragonfly Cupcakes/Fairycakes

READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 24
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • For the cupcakes
  • 175
  • 1 12
    teaspoons milk
  • To Ice
  • 250
    g butter, softened
  • 1
    tablespoon hot water
  • 1
    tablespoon vanilla essence
  • food coloring, 3 colours (I used red, yellow and blue liquid)
  • 1
    (40 g) package white writing icing
  • 1
    (40 g) package black writing icing
  • 1
    (40 g) package any colour writing icing (butterfly wings)
  • 14
  • 20
    chocolate sticks (I used matchmakers)
  • 12
    cup chocolate-covered raisins
  • 14
    cup hundreds and thousands
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DIRECTIONS

  • FOR THE CUPCAKES:
  • Preheat oven to 150 deg celcius.
  • Sieve flour then add the rest of the ingredients.
  • Bind the mixture on slow speed, then faster for 1 minute(until it looks creamy).
  • Spoon into cupcake papers in fairycake sized trays.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes.
  • FOR THE ICING:
  • Mix the ingredients - except the colouring - in a bowl on low speed, then increase speed until light and fluffy.
  • Divide mix approximately into 3 bowls.
  • Add a few drops of colouring to each bowl, one bowl for each colour, and mix each bowl of icing well with a spoon.
  • FOR THE BUTTERFLIES:
  • Ice each fairycake with the yellow icing.
  • Break a chocolate stick into the right length for it's body and place.
  • Pipe the outline of the wings.
  • Fill wings with hundreds and thousands.
  • Add a chocolate-covered raisin for each head.
  • Pipe on white eyes with black pupils.
  • FOR THE LADYBIRDS:
  • Ice each fairycake with the red icing.
  • Place a chocolate-covered raisin for each head.
  • Pipe on white eyes with black pupils.
  • Pipe wing shape with black icing.
  • Place chocolate chips for the spots.
  • FOR THE DRAGONFLIES:
  • Ice each cake with the blue icing.
  • Place a long piece of chocolate stick for the body.
  • Place a chocolate-covered raisin for the head.
  • Pipe on white eyes with black pupils.
  • Pipe on white wings.
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