These little buns are so easy! Excellent for making with children on a rainy day. Decorate with chocolate buttons, hundreds and thousands, jelly beans, jellied diamonds or any other decorations.
Watch our How to ice cupcakes video to see how to dress them up or down for any occasion!
Something else. I agree with crazydaisy on this one... I mixed the butter and sugar together first, then added 1 egg at a time with half the flour. This is to stop the egg curdling the butter. Apart from that a great recipe. For lunch boxes I remove the cake from the case, cut in half and put the butter icing in the middle.. it just stops them from ending up with the icing all over the container. - 10 Feb 2010
Took shortcuts. Lovely recipe for nice light and fluffy sponge, i used the same quantity of ingredients, but i whisked the butter and sugar together until it goes a light colour, i then added the beaten egg and flour and whisked again for about 3 mins, i put mine in muffin cases and cooked for 15 mins at 180* then i cooled them on a rack and added some icing, i made some into spiders with cut plastic bendy straws for legs, some white choc buttons for eyes and a few sugar balls for the pupils, the rest i added green icing and put some jelly worms on, the icing i used was just icing sugar and few drops of water and food colouring bought from Asda as its natural with no added colourings. A really nice and easy recipe. - 11 Aug 2009
No mention of cocoa powder in the sponge recipe? Icing recipe was far too dry. - 07 Dec 2011