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Snowman topped fudge chip muffins (cooking with kids recipe)

Moist and light fudge muffins with super cute edible snowmen on top.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Festive makes
Keyword: cakes, Christmas, cupcakes, festive, muffins
Servings: 12
Author: Emily Leary


For the muffins

  • 12 hole muffin tray
  • 12 muffin cases
  • 200 g margarine
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 3 free range medium eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 200 g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 40 g fudge chips

For the decoration

  • Cornflour for dusting you can use icing sugar if you don't have any
  • A selection of Ready to Roll Icing colours
  • A large rolling pin
  • A sharp knife
  • A clean paint brush


  • Preheat the oven to 200C/390F (180C/355F fan)
  • Line the tray with the muffin cases
  • In a bowl, cream the sugar and margarine together until fluffy, then beat in the eggs and vanilla
  • Fold in the flour and baking powder until fully combined, then spoon into the cases evenly and level off
  • Bake for approximately 20 minutes until golden brown and springy in the centre
  • Leave to cool until firm enough to handle, then remove from the tin and stand them all on a wire rack to cool completely
  • To make the snowmen's bodies, roll a ball about 1 inch wide, and a second ball about half the size to go on top - repeat to make all 12
  • For the eyes, simply roll 24 tiny balls of black sugarpaste, deliberately misshapen, and stick on with sparing dabs of water
  • For the carrot noses, roll a little sausage of orange sugarpaste and then squeeze one end to create a cone shape, letting your nails misshape them here and there. Then attach with another dab of water. Repeat for the other 11
  • For the scarves, roll out the purple sugarpaste on a dusted surface to get a thin sheet and then use a sharp knife to cut 12 lengths of around 8cm. Wrap them around the snowmen's necks, then cut some tassel details into the ends with the knife
  • For the hats, roll out the black sugar paste to give a thin sheet, then cut out 12 smallish circles - I used the back of a piping nozzle. Use a dab of water to attach the discs at a jaunty angle on top of each snowman's head. Next roll out a sausage about 1cm diameter and cut 12 1/2cm discs - these are the tops of your hats. Attach them to the centre of your black discs and the snowmen's hats are complete!