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Make your own monkey cupcakes

Monkey cupcakes

Cooking with your child is a great way to help them get better at reading and understand how to follow simple instructions. This fun and tasty recipe provides your child with the opportunity to shop for a recipe, read the ingredients and follow the instructions.

You will need:

  • Plain fairy cakes (available from most supermarkets, or if you can you could make your own!)
  • A packet of small circular biscuits, such as a Rich Tea
  • Black writing icing tube
  • Edible googly eyes


  • Put your cupcake in front of you and place a biscuit in the bottom centre of your cupcake.
  • Take another biscuit and cut it into two halves. Ask a grown up to help you with the sharp knife!
  • Take the end of the biscuit that has been cut and place it so it is sticking out of the left-hand side of the cupcake. Repeat this for the right-hand side of the cupcake.
  • Take your black writing icing tube and draw a smiley face onto the biscuit in the bottom centre of the cupcake.
  • Above the biscuit place two googly eyes.
  • Enjoy your tasty treat together!

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