These are the Reindeer cupcakes we baked last year, we are intending to bake them again this year. Lots of fun to make and the salted pretzels add a little something different.
The first stage is to make some chocolate cupcakes, I have a simple recipe that I use for cupcakes and the quantity can be increased quickly and easily simply by increasing the number of eggs.
The recipe is based around a single egg.
Same weight of self-raising flour, butter and caster sugar
One tablespoon of cocoa powder
Cream the caster sugar and butter together until smooth.
Add the egg and a little of the flour. Mix until smooth and then fold in the remaining flour and the cocoa powder.
Place spoonfuls of mixture into cupcake cases and bake in a medium oven for ten minutes. Once cooked, cool before decorating.
The cakes are covered in chocolate buttercream icing. Pretzels are used for the antlers and marshmallows for the eyes, spotted with black icing. The noses are homemade biscuits with a giant chocolate button, except for Rudolph who has a red icing nose.