Melting Snowman Cupcakes

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Servings: 12
Melting Snowman Cupcakes

The kids are going to love decorating these Melting Snowman Cupcakes. Make them for a winter wonderland themed party or in celebration of Christmas.

Ingredients

Cupcakes:

  • 125g butter, diced and softened
  • ¾ cup CSR Caster Sugar
  • 2 extra large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups self-raising flour
  • ½ cup plain flour
  • ¾ cup milk

To Decorate:

  • 150g butter, diced and softened
  • 1 x 250g pkt Vanilla CSR Chocolate Buttercream Icing mixture
  • 3 tsp water
  • White marshmallows
  • Liquorice strips
  • Coloured sprinkles
  • Orange smarties
  • Edible eyes
  • Pretzel sticks

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 190°C (170°C fan-forced). Line 12, ½ cup capacity muffin pans with paper cases.
  2. Beat butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer until pale and creamy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well. Mix in vanilla extract.
  3. Fold in flours and milk alternately until combined and mixture is smooth. Spoon mixture between patty cases and bake for 20-22 mins until just golden. Remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  4. For the icing, beat butter in a large mixing bowl until soft and creamy. Gradually add icing mix and water until smooth. Transfer to a piping bag with a round nozzle.
  5. Pipe icing onto each cupcake and top with a white marshmallow. Decorate with liquorice for scarf, coloured sprinkles for buttons, orange smartie for nose and position the eyes with more icing. Finish with pretzels sticks for arms.