Cat paw cupcakes

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/ 

Basic cupcake recipe

125g butter

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

3/4 cup caster sugar

2 eggs

1 1/2 cups self-raising flour

1/2 cup milk


Step 1

Line 2, 12 hole patty pans with paper cases.

Step 2

Beat butter, essence and sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.

Step 3

Add eggs, beating well after adding each of them.

Step 4

Add flour and milk and beat till well mixed. Then using a spoon put the mixture into cases.

Step 5

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.


125g butter

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. 


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