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Cute Christmas Cupcakes
Christmas is coming and
that means it’s the perfect
time to make some tasty
festive treats!
Use our super easy recipe to make some sparkly chocolate
cupcakes that taste great too!
Chocolate cake mix – Ask a grown up to help you with choosing the right
cake for mix for you., 1 medium egg , 60ml (4 tbsp) semi skimmed milk, 25ml
(5tbsp) vegetable oil, 80g Softened unsalted butter
1. Ask an adult to pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees c / fan 160 degrees / gas
mark 4
2. Place the cupcake cases in a muffin tray and add the cupcake mix, egg, milk,
oil into a bowl
3. Mix with an electric or hand whisk for 1 minute, divide the mix equally
between the 6 cases – Warning! This could get messy…but don’t forget to lick
the bowl! Mmmm…
4. Place into the centre of the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes until golden
brown. Be careful, that oven is hot! Always ask a grown up to help.
5. Once baked leave to cool in the tray for 5 minutes before transferring onto
a wire rack. Your cakes will look yummy but be careful, as they need to
cool before you put your sparkly decorations on them.
6. Melt the chocolate chips by immersing the chocolate
chip sachet in very hot water - Warning! Ask a grown up to help you with the
7. Whisk the frosting mix with the butter until light and fluffy, then using a
spoon, fold in the melted chocolate. Have a go at wmixing your ingredients as
hard as you can – this will make the frosting super fluffy and easy to spread on
your cakes!
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Funky Festive Cards for all the family!
Design some fab cards for your friends and family this Christmas. Here
are some of our fave design ideas and tips on how you can create your
own super cute cards at home!
photo credits: Charlie Sandell, Becky Coxon & Julie Bundy 2013
Let it snow with this super sparkly Christmas
card. All you need is some silver card (that can
be found in any arts and craft shop), sequins
and some sticky felt. You can of course draw
snowflakes and a smiley snowman with glitter felt
tips, too!
Personalise your Crimbo cards with sweet messages and funky felt cut outs. You can use colourful
markers, but make sure they work on shiny card
or it could get very messy! Also, why not try tying
a ribbon around the card or using some glittery
glue to stick on your sparkly sequins?
Christmas isn’t Christmas without the pretty
tree! That’s why we’ve designed this cool Crimbo
tree-themed card with lots of glitter and some
cut out sticky felt. You could also cut out a cute
Santa giving out pressies, or just a picture of you
and your BFF enjoying some festive fun? There’s
loads of cool ways to make your Christmas
Don’t forget to check out
our fab pressie ideas on
pages 3/4 to go with your
cute cards!