Koala Cupcakes! 19th July

Today at Lexis Byron Bay we made Koala Cupcakes!!


We started by baking delicious chocolate almond cupcakes……..

Then while we waited for these to bake we played scattergories and some Table Tennis doubles to pass the time!

Once the cupcakes had cooled we added our butter cream icing we had earlier prepared and made grey by mixing green, red and blue food colouring!

The last step was to decorate them to look like Australia’s native animal, the cute koala!

I think the students done a great job!!!



If you’d like to give it a try yourself here’s how!

Koala Cupcakes Recipe


For the choc-almond cupcakes:

1 cup self-raising flour

½ cup plain flour

1 cup raw sugar

4 Tbsp cocoa

½ tsp bicarb soda

Pinch of salt

65g butter, melted

1 cup almond milk

½ tsp vanilla essence


For the buttercream icing:

200g butter, softened

2½ cups icing sugar

Grey food colouring:
5 drops blue + 5 drops red + 2 drops green

1 Tbsp almond milk, as needed


For the koala decoration:

Desiccated coconut

Pink marshmallows


Choc chips



For the choc-almond cupcakes:

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius and line cupcake tray with cupcake papers.

In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients and mix well. Mix in melted butter. Combine milk and vanilla together, then add to dry ingredients and mix well.

Spoon the mixture evenly between prepared cups. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle of the cupcake comes out clean. Allow to cool on a wire rack for 15-20 minutes.

For the buttercream icing:

Using a fork, beat the butter until it is pale and fluffy.

Gradually beat in icing sugar, half a cup at a time.

Add food colouring and mix through well. Add milk, if needed to thin the mixture.

For the koala decoration:

Sprinkle the icing with coconut then assemble the features of a koala face – use pink marshmallows for the ears, licorice slices for the nose and choc chips for the eyes.



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