Mix the buttercream according to the instructions on the package and then let rest
While the buttercream is resting, make the cupcakes according to the recipe
Finish the buttercream. If you want several different colours, split the buttercream into different bowls and blend in gel food colouring
When your cupcakes have cooled, fill piping bags with buttercream and pipe on top of the cupcakes. Decorate with eyes and sprinkles
Punch out the sugarpaste using cookie cutters. Punch out two of the same shape, place a lolly stick in the middle and press together. Insert a lolly stick into each cupcake
Making cupcakes is a fun activity to do with the kids, and just the right level of challenging. Ready-made baking mixes make baking easier and even more fun, and you will have more time left over to decorate. Here, we have decorated our cupcakes with piped buttercream, sugarpaste, eyes and sprinkles.