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Easy Noddy themed cupcakes - perfect for a baby or toddler birthday party - with full recipe and instructions from Eats Amazing UK
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Noddy Themed Cupcakes

These cute and easy Noddy cupcakes are perfect for a birthday celebration or fun kitchen activity with the kids. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert, Party Food
Cuisine: British
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Author: Grace Hall


  • 175 g softened butter (or dairy free spread)
  • 175 g golden caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 175 g self raising flour
  • 2 Tbsp milk (or dairy free alternative)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

For the butter icing:

  • 100 g softened butter or dairy free spread
  • 225 g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp milk or dairy free equivalent
  • green gel food colouring

To decorate:

  • red, yellow, green and blue fondant icing
  • white sugar pearl sprinkles
  • Mini Matchmakers chocolates


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (Gas mark 4/350°F). Line a 12 hole muffin tin with 12 cupcake cases. If preferred, you could also use 9 cupcake cases plus 9 mini cupcake cases in a mini muffin tin.
  • Pop the butter or dairy free spread into a mixing bowl and whisk together with the caster sugar until light and fluffy. Break the eggs into a bowl and lightly whisk with a fork. Add the eggs a little at a time to the butter and sugar mix, whisking in between. Sift the flour on top, and using an electric whisk on a low speed, gently blend the ingredients together. Add the milk and vanilla extract and blend again. Increase the mixer speed and whisk for a few more seconds until well mixed.
  • Divide the cake mixture between the cupcake cases and smooth over the tops. Bake the mini cupcakes for 16-18 minutes and the normal cupcakes for 20-25 minutes until risen and springy to the touch.
  • Meanwhile, make the buttercream icing. Whisk the butter with an electric whisk until light and fluffy. Sift in the icing sugar, a little at a time, until completely combined. Add the vanilla extract and whisk again. Add the milk in small splashes until the icing is at the correct consistency for piping.
  • Place one third of the buttercream icing in a separate bowl and colour the remainder green with gel food colouring. Cover both bowls and store in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Once the cakes are cooked, transfer to a wire rack to cool. Whilst the cakes are cooling, create your Noddy themed toppers from the fondant icing ready to decorate the cakes. 


You'll find full written instructions a video tutorial and step-by-step photos for creating the fondant toppers here: