Pigs in mud cupcakes

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I came across the idea for pigs in mud cupcakes in “Baking Heaven” magazine. I couldn’t resist having a go!

I used my go to vanilla cupcake recipe from Nigella Lawson and made up some chocolate buttercream icing. I had some pink sugarpaste leftover from a cake I made a few weeks ago (sugarpaste lasts for ages if you wrap it well in clingfilm) so I started on the fun part, making the cute little pigs!

All you need to do is make a ball of sugarpaste for the body. Then roll a slightly smaller ball for the head. For the forefeet, roll a small sausage and cut in half. Mark an ident in each one and attach each piece on either side of the body with a little water. For the snout, roll a small ball of sugarpaste and slightly flatten it. Make two little marks with a knife or sugarpaste tool. Attach to the head with a little water. For the ears, make two little triangles of sugarpaste. Slightly flatten them and make an indentation with a knife all the way around. Stick to the sides of the head with a little water. For the eyes, take two tiny black pieces of sugarpaste and roll them into balls. Carefully attach. And there you have it! Pigs in mud cupcakes ๐Ÿ™‚

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I linked this post up to Recipe of the week over at AMummytoo.
http://www.amummytoo.co.uk/2013/11/tea-time-recipeoftheweek/
Why not make yourself a cuppa and check out some of the other recipes/photos there!

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25 thoughts on “Pigs in mud cupcakes

  1. SUPER cute!! My daughter is PIG crazyโ€ฆ I planned to make her a pigs in mud cake this year for her birthday.. (which is TOMORROW!) and she asked for a apple cinnamon cake- such a surprise! There’s always next year. I LOVE these!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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