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Schools out and there’s always some little hungry tummies about! These fishy fishy cupcakes are perfect for a fun kid friendly baking session. We have put together some easy cupcake decorating ideas with our healthy baking mixes, for your little mini bakers!! 

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 15-20mins (Rotating halfway for even baking)

Makes: 12




(we used our Low Carb Icing Mix)

  • 1/3 cup (75g) Low Carb Icing Mix ( 12 cupcakes) 
  • 125g cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp butter (40g)
  • 1tsp water (10ml)
  • Food colouring of your choice (we used blue and yellow)
  • 35g tube of Mini M&M’s
  • Mini marshmallows (for the eyes)


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees (adult help needed). 
  • Prepare a cupcake tin with baking paper cases/ or use a silicon baking tray.
  • Place dry mix into a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together the melted butter, eggs and milk.
  • Combine the wet and dry mix well and spoon into the cupcake cases.
  • Bake on the top shelf for 15-20 mins, rotating halfway(adult help needed).
  • Remove from oven and cool on cooling rack (adult help needed) .
  • Once cooled completely, you can ice. 

*We recommend chilling these in the fridge or freezer for at least 2 hours prior to icing.


  • Prepare butter and cream cheese in the microwave for 30 seconds (adult help needed).
  • Place soft butter and cream cheese in large bowl, add icing mixture. Using an electric mixer, beat until light and fluffy.
  • Split icing into seperate bowls, if multiple colours desired. Add food colouring and mix until combined.

Decoration tips

  • Prepare all toppings and icing for easy reach for those little hands.
  • We recommend using spoons to spread icing instead of knifes for extra safety.
  • Our fishy google eyes were created using half a mini marshmallow and a dot of food colouring (dip a toothpick into food colouring bottle and use like a paint brush for easy & mess free application of the dye). If you have young children this may be an adult job to prepare.
  • Our M&M’s were placed on top of one half of the cupcake to resemble fishy scales.
  • Remember theres no right way, there are many fish in the sea, and they all look different.

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