Mario Cupcakes


I was delighted to take part in some cool Mario crafts, As a huge cake fan I was very excited to bake these awesome Mario Mushroom Cupcakes and Star Cupcakes. The recipes were very easy to follow and we had a great fun.

Mushroom Cupcakes


Ingredients for cupcakes
4 0z butter
4oz caster sugar
2 large eggs
4 0z self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract

Ingredients for soft cheese frosting
3 oz unsalted butter
4 0z cream cheese
12 0z icing sugar
ready roll icing red icing and ready roll white icing

Method
Pre-heat oven to 160c/350f gas mark 4, Fill a twelve hole muffin tin with a dozen large muffin cake cases.

Cream butter and sugar together so it become pale and fluff, beat in the eggs one at a time so they are Incorporated.

Sift the flour and baking powder together and add a third at a time of the batter,follow with the vanilla extract.

Place in the centre of the oven and bake for 20 minutes,until golden brown or until skewer comes out clean.

Place on cooling rack until cool and decorate using the rolled out icing you can ice the cakes by icing top of cupcake with the cream cheese frosting or for a quick and easy cheat use a jaffa style cake, whichever you prefer then place a round cut out shape of icing on top of the cake and decorate with white icing circles or white chocolate buttons affix using small drops of water or jam.



Mario Star Cupcake


Ingredients for cakes
4 0z butter
4oz caster sugar
2 large eggs
4 0z self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract

Ingredient for soft cheese frosting
4 oz unsalted butter
4 0z cream cheese
16 0z icing sugar
add preferred food colouring colour
ready roll icing for stars

Method
As above



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