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katie Aardman Staff Posted: Aug 16th 2007

Try this recipe for pawprint cupcakes - inspired by Gromit himself and great for parties!

This recipe was adapted from "Wallace and Gromit: Cracking Celebration Cakes" by Debbie Brown. If you’d like to try more projects from this book, it is available to buy online at http://www.squires-shop.com or call Squires Kitchen on 0845 22 55 67 1/2

Ingredients
12-hole bun tin

115g (4oz) Unsalted butter, softened
115g (4oz) Caster/superfine sugar
2 large eggs
115g (4oz) Self-raising flour
60g (2oz) Plain/ all-purpose flour

For Decoration
15-30ml (1-2tbsp) apricot jam
Edible glue or small amount of icing (combination of icing sugar and water)
Sugar paste per cake: 15g (1/2oz) white and 5g (just under 1/4oz) coloured for each cake
Note: Sugarpaste is sometimes called rolled fondant and is available through any good supermarket or cake decorating outlets.

Cake
1. Preheat the oven to 150°/325°F/Gas Mark 3
2. Grease your tin with margarine
3. Sift both types of flour into a bowl together
4. Soften the butter and mix together with the sugar – beat until pale and fluffy
5. Add 1 egg and 1 spoon of flour to the mixture, beat well and then repeat until both eggs have been mixed in
6. Using a spatula, fold in the remaining flour
7. Spoon the mixture into your bake ware and place into the centre of the oven for 20-30 minutes.
8. Once cooked, leave to cool and then turn onto a wire rack to cool completely, ready for decorating.

Decoration
1. Brush the tops of your cakes with a small amount of apricot jam
2. Roll out the white sugar paste and cut out circles to cover the top of each cake (you may want to use a round cutter for this) Stick in the centre of the cake and smooth down.
3. For the paw prints, roll out the paste as thinly as possible and cut out 1 large heel circle and 3 mini circles for the toes.
4. Stick down with the edible glue (or small amount of icing) and smooth the surface.
5. Eat and enjoy!


mac Posted: Aug 20th 2007

Yum yum! - have you tried this recipe yourself Katie?:D


anti-pesto Posted: Aug 21st 2007

they look cracking!


RowansLovesWAndG Posted: Aug 30th 2007

RowansLovesWAndG Posted: Aug 30th 2007

:gromit
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jordan Posted: Sep 2nd 2007

yum i love cupcakes


Hutch Posted: Oct 31st 2007

cracking cakes Gromit!


spain Posted: Jan 10th 2008
:-X

love it :D


Mark the shark Posted: Jan 11th 2008

Great!:D


jack2468 Posted: Mar 11th 2008

These couls be called ''Gromit's Pawprint Cakes'' :D Nice find, Katie!


Cheesyfeetedcat Posted: Mar 21st 2008

The cupcakes are delicious, i tried to make them but i don't think they were as good as yours look!
they are great:D


spain Posted: Jun 27th 2008

brillant
:D




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