Reindeer Cupcakes (Christmas Cooking)

We are cooking up a storm for Christmas. Here is our recipe for Simple Reindeer Cupcakes that you can do with the kidlets. I love to make cupcakes from scratch but when time is an issue, I find the packet mix ones are so much easier.

 

INGREDIENTS

1 packet of chocolate cupcake mix

Jaffa lollies or round red ones that are similar

Green and White M&Ms (or equivalent)

Pretzels

Black writing gel or icing

 

METHOD

1. Make cupcakes according to packet directions.

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2. Ice cupcakes according to packet directions (or your own version of chocolate butter icing will do).

3. Organise the items for decorating.

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4. Create your reindeer Cupcakes. Pictures are below. I did one first for them to copy.

* Place a Jaffa lollie for the nose.

* Use 2 green or 2 white M&Ms for the eyes.

* Place a small dot of icing gel in the centre of each eye.

* Break a pretzel in half and sick into the cake for antlers.I have seen it done by using a whole pretzel per antler.

This is what my 6 Year old, Gabbylocks, came up with.

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As Sharing is Caring, I should share my 3 Year old, Rogey Bear’s attempts. Let them be creative at this age.

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This is a very basic Cooking activity with the kidlets. To make them look a little more authentic, you can place a small cookie on the cake first and then stick the nose onto that. I wanted something quick and simple as the concentration span in my two is very limited, especially Rogey Bear. I am even giving the Gingerbread ritual we have a miss this year. Too much concentration needed to decorate the houses. This was fun.

We are making Holly Cupcakes later today which I will post too.

Happy cooking

Paula

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