What you’ll need:
You can use your own cupcake recipe this is a red velvet one. Or you can buy a pack of plain cupcakes and decorate them if you don’t fancy baking.
Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe (makes approx 12)
100g caster sugar
1 tsp red food colouring
1 tsp cocoa powder
200g self-raising flour
Preheat the oven to gas mark 4/170C.
Beat the butter sugar together until creamy.
Add in the eggs, red food colouring, and cocoa powder.
Fold in the flour.
Bake for 15-25 minutes.
Pack of Rolos
Packs of mini smarties (the multi bags of mini boxes have mini smarties inside)
Brown/Red mini smarties for the nose
Small white chocolate buttons for the eyes
Oreo’s if you can separate the biscuit from the centre or thins if not. If you can think of any better biscuits for the face please do let me know
Chocolate Frosting (1 Cup butter, 1/3 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 2-3 Cups icing sugar, 2 Tbsp. milk)
Link to original (American version – I’ve substituted some UK ingredients):
3. Polar Bear Topping
50g butter, softened
125g (4oz) icing sugar
1 tbsp milk
500g (1Ib) white fondant icing
75g (3oz) desiccated coconut
50g black fondant icing
1 x tube white writing icing
- To make the buttercream topping, whisk the butter with a hand-held mixer until pale. Add the icing sugar a spoonful at a time, whisking well between each addition. Add the milk and continue to whisk until the mixture is pale and creamy.
- Roll out two thirds of the white fondant icing and cut out 12 circles using a 7cm (3in) plain pastry cutter – this will form the polar bears’ face. Pinch the edge of the icing circles in two places to create the polar bears’ ears. Spread a little of the buttercream on the top of each cupcake and then put a circle of fondant icing onto each one.
- Divide the remaining fondant into 12 and roll each piece into a small ball. Stick the balls onto the cakes using a dab of water and then brush the whole of the fondant icing lightly with water and dip into the desiccated coconut to coat completely.
- Take the black fondant icing and roll out 12 balls for the noses and 24 small balls for the eyes. Use a little of the writing icing to stick these onto the bears to create the faces.