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Dinosaur Cupcakes

Dinosaur Cupcakes

Step back in time to the prehistoric era with these dino-mite dinosaur cupcakes that are sure to make your taste buds roar with delight! This recipe is a real Jurassic perk-me-up for any occasion. Whether you’re a tricera-top baker or a baking-saurus novice, these cupcakes are easy to whip up and will have your guest’s fossil-ing over them in no time.

Dinosaur Cupcakes recipe
Here’s What You’ll Need

175g unsalted butter

175g caster sugar

3 medium eggs

135g self-raising flour

40g cocoa powder

1 tbsp milk

Buttercream

250g unsalted butter (softened)

250 icing sugar

200g milk chocolate

White sugarpaste

Cake Décor Cake pen

Here's What You'll Do:
  1. Begin by preparing your sugarpaste decorations. Roll the white sugarpaste and cut 12 discs using a 6 cm cookie cutter.  Place on a flat surface or tray to harden (top tip … keep them away from plastic as they will not dry out).  Cutting these shapes, the day before you decorate your cupcakes will allow them to dry out and harden fully but at least allow them a few hours to dry.
  2. Preheat oven to 170ºC/160 ºC and line a 12-hole cupcake tray with cupcake cases.
  3. Cream together the unsalted butter/ baking spread and caster sugars until light and fluffy.
  4. Add in eggs, self-raising flour and cocoa powder and beat.
  5. If your mixture is too thick you can add in 1 tbsp milk. Add a little bit at a time.
  6. Scoop the mixture evenly into the cupcake cases and bake in the oven for c. 20 minutes or until cooked through. (Springy to touch or a skewer comes out clean.)
  7. Leave the cupcakes to cool completely before decorating.
Decorate:
  1. While allowing the cupcakes to cool prepare the chocolate buttercream.
  2. Melt milk chocolate and leave to the side to cool.
  3. Beat together softened unsalted butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add cooled, melted chocolate to the icing sugar and butter mixture and beat again until mixed well and smooth.
  5. Prepare a piping bag with a star shaped nozzle and add in chocolate buttercream.
  6. Pipe a rose swirl onto your cooled cupcake (you can also spread the buttercream onto your cupcake in a thick layer if you would rather not pipe the buttercream on.)
  7. To create your dinosaur topper, take one of your dried sugarpaste disc and a pack of cake pens. each lovebug you will need a black sugarpaste disc and two red sugarpaste wings. Use the black pen to draw you dinosaur then use the colours to fill in your background and add details to your dinosaur. 
  8. Once you have drawn and coloured in all your dinosaur toppers they are ready to place on top of each frosted cupcake.
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