I say this is the How To Make Pudsey Bear Cupcakes post, but really these cupcakes could not be easier, since they take the essence of the Pudsey character that has been the Children In Need mascot for all these years, rather than being a true replication of the bear himself.
They are easy enough that children could help make them, and you don’t even need to make the cupcakes if you are pressed for time, since so many stores now offer decorate-your-own cake options.
For your Pudsey Bear Cupcakes, you will need:
- a batch of cupcakes
- fondant icing sugar
- yellow food colouring
- white Ready-to-Roll icing
- chocolate beans in a variety of colours
1. Make the icing according to the instructions, then add yellow food colouring to make a deep yellow colour. Gel colouring works best when you need strong colours in your icing.
2. Cover the cupcakes with an even layer of yellow icing, smoothing out with the back of a knife where necessary. You can pop any air bubbles with a cocktail stick.
3. Whilst the icing is setting, make a start on the bandages. Roll out the ready-to-roll and cut triangles out that are the width of the cupcakes. I had a few attempts with the first, which I then used as a template for cutting out the other bandages but, in essence, you need a triangle with two long sides, and one short end. If memory serves, it’s called an Isoceles triangle, but don’t quote me on it.
4. Moisten the back of the icing triangles, then press gently onto each cupcake. Use a little icing to affix the chocolate beans in place, then leave to set.
And there you have a batch of Pudsey Bear Cupcakes for Children in Need. Eye catching and fun, they couldn’t be easier.
And if you have mastered these, or made them before, you could try making Spotty Children in Need Cupcakes?