If you’ve been reading our blog for a while you would have seen our ‘Lazy Baking’ series where we reviewed different cake and cookie kits. A few weeks back Cake Angels sent us a box of goodies so that we could put together some Christmas inspired posts. The box included different decorations for cakes/biscuits which we made some festive Gingerbread men with, as well as this muffin kit! We thought that this would be the perfect opportunity for a Lazy Baking Christmas inspired post, as the kit requires minimal effort and you get some amazing cakes as a result! We’ve put together a little review for you guys and although we were kindly sent this muffin kit, all opinions will be honest and our own!
The Snowman and the Snowdog muffin kit can be purchased for £2.25 from the Cake Angels website. The kit has enough mix to make 6 chocolate muffins and includes the muffin mix, icing sugar and The Snowman and The Snowdog themed muffin cases and edible decorative wafers.
Making the cakes:
The recipe for the cakes was super easy, all we had to do was add vegetable oil, egg and water to the muffin mix then divide it between the cases and bake for 20 minutes. To decorate the cakes we mixed 65g of butter with the icing sugar to make a buttercream, then piped it on and put the wafer pieces on top.
For the small cost of £2.25, the 6 muffins you make are relatively big which is always a good thing! The cakes are very rich and chocolatey and everybody loved them so much, we wish we could’ve made more!
We did find there wasn’t enough icing sugar to decorate all 6 cakes (hence why we could only photograph 4!) but this is probably due to us going overboard when it comes to piping the icing on! However, this can be easily resolved if you have your own icing sugar lying around, although we’d actually ran out of it when we baked these! The only other issue we had was that we loved them so much we wish the pack had enough mix to make a few more!
Overall we really enjoyed baking the Snowman and The Snowdog muffins. We’ve been so busy lately so it was good to be able to bake something that doesn’t require too much time or effort. The cakes looked so simple and cute and reminded us of our childhood, we loved The Snowman! If you’re hosting a party this Christmas or even just want to bake something Christmassy for the family, these cupcakes are the perfect treat and we guarantee they’ll be a hit with everyone!