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Mixed Berries

Christmas Polar Bear cupcakes with Mixed Berries

Get creative this Christmas with our Polar Bear cupcakes, easy to make using Green Isle’s Mixed Berries. Perfect to make with kids over the festive period.

For the cupcakes:

125 grams butter, at room temperature

140 grams caster sugar

1 tsp vanilla essence

2 eggs

300 grams self-raising flour

125ml fresh orange juice

Zest of 1 orange

200 grams Green Isle frozen Mixed Berries

For the icing:

200 grams white chocolate

275 grams softened butter

275 grams icing sugar

To decorate:

6 white sandwich biscuits

200 grams white chocolate, melted

24 white chocolate buttons

48 mini marshmallows

Chocolate writing icing

Desiccated coconut

Method:  

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / 160 C fan.
  2. Line a 12 hole muffin tin with muffin cases.
  3. Using an electric hand mixer, beat the butter, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl until pale and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition until well combined. Fold in the flour and orange juice until just combined then fold in the Green Isle frozen Mixed Berries.
  4. Spoon the mixture evenly among the paper cases and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Allow to cool completely before icing.
  5. For the icing, melt the white chocolate in a Bain-Marie . Beat together the butter and icing sugar for 10 minutes until very pale and creamy then beat in the white chocolate.
  6. To assemble. Cut the sandwich biscuits in half and dip into the melted white chocolate to cover then set aside to cool slightly. Whilst they are still a little sticky, stick 2 white chocolate buttons to the curved side of the sandwich biscuits to make ‘ears’ for your polar bear.
  7. With the chocolate writing icing pipe paws onto 24 of the mini marshmallows for your bears feet. When the chocolate has set on the sandwich biscuits pipe eyes and a nose into your bears.
  8. Ice the cupcakes with the white chocolate icing and then dip into desiccated coconut to cover the icing. Place a bear’s face into the center of the icing and attach 2 marshmallow feet and 2 marshmallow arms. Repeat until they are all finished and enjoy!

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