Monday, February 13, 2012

Hello Kitty Raspberry Muffins

                                         Hello there
   Today I felt like baking some muffins and went out to buy some ready mix muffins as I didn't feel like doing them from scratch and as before I had  saw these Hello Kitty Raspberry Muffins  packets, I was dying to try them out. So voila!

                                 They were really easy to do! 

   As the packet was going to expire next month there was a special offer when buying this packet you'd also get a packet of Hello Kitty Cake Loaf which of course was a bonus! 

   The packet contained - mix for muffins, pink sugar frosting mix, a sheet of decorative wafers and 12 muffin cases (I only used 10 muffin cases).

 The below information is taken from the back of the packet and I take no credit whatsoever.

   Just add: 100g cooking oil and 100g water = 110ml cooking oil and 110ml water 
                                      with the mix for muffins

1. Prepare the muffins
Place the 12 muffin cases in a baking tray. Preheat  oven (see below). Pour mix into a mixing bowl, add water and oil. Whisk everything together with a hand mixer for approx. 2 minutes until smooth in consistency.

2. Fill in and bake the mix
Use 2 tablespoons to evenly distribute mix in the muffin cases. Bake on middle level for approx. 20 minutes. After baking, allow muffins to cool on a cake grid. 

3. Decorating the muffins
Pour the pink sugar frosting mix into a small bowl, carefully add 3 tablespoons of water (20ml) and stir to create a thick glazing paste. Use a teaspoon to spread this frosting evenly on top of the muffins (1 teaspoonful per muffin) and create a smooth surface. Carefully remove the Hello Kitty figures from the wafer sheet. Use a knife to cut a small slot into the top of the muffin and stick a figurine into the slot.

Top-/bottom heat: approx. 180 degrees celsius, Gas Mark 4
Fan assisted heat: approx. 160 degrees celsius
Preheat oven! Bake for approximately 20 minutes.

                   Before putting the mix in the oven to bake.

                     Out from the oven! Now on to the decorations. 
   As I don't like the frosting instead I spread jam on top of the muffins and to make the muffins more fancy I added some millions and thousands (vermicelli) and some small chocolate decorations in the form of hearts, stars, and moon. 

                                         The final product!
   I really liked these muffins so if you try them out, do tell me. I would like to hear your opinions on these. 

   Have you tried something similar? If so, what were they? Or do you have an entire different recipe? 

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