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 🙂
I linked this post up to Recipe of the week over at AMummytoo.
Why not make yourself a cuppa and check out some of the other recipes/photos there!