My daughter played the littlest pig, who built a house of straw, and she and the rest of her class did sterling work in the presentation of the story.
As an ex teacher I am a great believer in rewarding children for their endeavours, and while stars and certificates have an important role to play, occasionally an edible treat is good too. So I thought and thought and decided Piggy Cupcakes would be fun.
I baked some cupcakes (with pink food colouring) on Wednesday, and when she came home we set about decorating the cakes.
We cut out circles of pink sugar paste, and used mini marshmallows for the ears and snout, the eyes were chocolate drops (which would normally be used in baking cookies or cakes.)
The cupcakes didn't take long to decorate, and were great fun to make.
My daughter's teacher said that the girls loved them ( of course, we had made a few extra for the teachers!)
|This Little Piggy....|
|A simple selection to decorate the cupcakes|
|My daughter rolled out the pink sugar paste|
|And cut out circles|
|We cut pink marshmallows lengthways, at an angle|
to create a pair of ears
|White marshmallows cut in half made great snouts|
|We moistened the base of the marshmallows to ensure they|
stuck to the sugar paste
|We used a blue writing icing to mark the nostrils|
|Because they had to be tiny we used a cocktail stick|
|We completed the piggies faces with chocolate drop eyes|
|Amazingly, given that they were all made in the same|
|I think they had lots of different expressions.|