I got the idea for these buns from a book but changed the colours to suit what I could get easily and what I already had in my cupboard.

Make cupcakes and placed two slightly larger paper bun cases upside down on top (stick down with a bit of butter icing). Cut coloured icing circles slightly wider than the base of the paper cases (I bought this ready-made and mixed red and white).

Make indents with the end of a paintbrush to make them look like flowers and sit onto the paper cases. Roll our balls of sugar paste for bodies and sit on top. Stick a cocktail stick in to support the body and stick a slightly smaller ball onto the stick for a head. Roll arms from flesh-coloured sugar paste and stick on with water or edible glue (you could make your own pose!)

I indented the eyes using the nozzle for an icing bag then filled them in with an edible pen and used a red edible pen for the nose and mouth. Finally, roll out long, thin sausages of white sugar paste and spiral round the head (this was easier than I thought). Put a small ball of sugar paste at the end to disguise it.

They were a real hit with the little girls at my daughter’s party and my son even wanted to eat one (just remember to remove the cocktail sticks first!)