Use our basic cupcake recipe to make delicious cupcakes, then decorate using coloured icing. Cut large and small marshmallows in half and arrange on the cupcakes to make pawprints! Image/Karaspartyideas.com
Basic cupcake recipe
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
1/2 cup milk
Line 2, 12 hole patty pans with paper cases.
Beat butter, essence and sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, beating well after adding each of them.
Add flour and milk and beat till well mixed. Then using a spoon put the mixture into cases.
Cook in a moderate oven, 180 degrees C, for about 15 minutes, or until cooked when tested. Place cakes onto a wire rack and wait for them to cool down, before icing.
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
2-3 tablespoons milk
Beat butter and vanilla essence in a bowl with an electric mixer until pale. Gradually beat in half the icing sugar, then the milk and remaining icing sugar.
Add food colouring to colour the icing - you may want to separate scoops of icing to mix different colours for topings.