Put all in a bowl and use an electric mixer until it goes lighter in colour.
Cook for approx 35-40 mins or until it begins to come away from the sides of the tins.
I made one round cake and one square cake. I then cut the corners off the square cake and rounded it off.
Two of the corners were used for the ears, the muffins had a little cut off and put them together to make an oval shape for the nose. I then used the other corners and the bits cut off from the muffins for the paws.
To ice the Koala I used butter icing which I coloured grey. Keep some back to colour black for the nose. You must make sure the icing is soft so you can spread it! Use an electric mixer for this, I stupidly did it by hand as this is the first cake I had made and iced, I didn't realise you could use a mixer for this as well!!
Once the main cake was iced I made up some standard glace icing which I used for the eyes and ears and then chocolate buttons on the eyes and for the claws. I then piped butter icing around the ears and the body to look a bit like fur!
I am hoping my daughter will recognise this cake as her Koala (lala as she calls it) and I hope others have fun having a go!
This cake will feed approx 15 people, maybe more depending on the sizes of your portions!!