Christmas reindeer cupcakes

These cute little Christmas reindeer cupcakes are perfect as a fun kitchen activity with the kids. Imagine their delight when they get to share them with friends.


1 packet Betty Crocker mud cake mix
3 eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup water
1 cup dark chocolate buttons
12 jumbo marshmallows
white writing icing
dark chocolate writing icing
red writing icing
12 pretzels


Preheat oven to 200°C. Place white patty cases into a muffin tin and prepare the Betty Crocker cake mix (with the oil, eggs and water) according to the packet instructions.
Bake for 20 minutes and remove from the oven. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
Melt the dark chocolate buttons in the microwave until they reach the desired consistency. Dip them in the chocolate before placing one on top of each of the cooled cupcakes.
Use the white writing icing to create two eyes on top of the marshmallow once the chocolate is set. Once the white icing has set draw on two pupils using the dark chocolate icing and a red nose.
Using a little more of the dark chocolate writing icing stick half a pretzel on top to represent antlers.