Oops! It appears that you have disabled your Javascript. In order for you to see this page as it is meant to appear, we ask that you please re-enable your Javascript!

Colourful savoury ‘cupcakes’

Colourful savoury ‘cupcakes’

I love serving food in unusual ways. Creating a bit of excitement about a standard dinner and watching the kids’ faces light up and their enthusiasm for eating is worth the effort!

Using cupcake holders is a simple way of transforming a meal of mince/bolognese/lentils/beans/veges topped with mashed potato or vege purée into a feast. Kids love to eat small portions with a spoon, even if they end up eating a whole plateful!

Get creative with whatever you have on hand.



  • filling (I used a mince/lentil/vege mix)
  • mash (I used potato)


  • green – potato mixed with mashed peas
  • pink – potato mixed with beetroot juice
  • orange – potato mixed with mashed pumpkin


  • beetroot
  • mashed potato
  • peas
  • corn
  • broccoli (florets and chopped stalks)
  • carrot
  • pumpkin


Step 1 Place filling in cupcake cases.

Step 2 Colour the mash with bright veges and ‘ice’ the ‘cakes’.

Step 3 Add the decoration.

Step 4 Ready to eat. Simple, fun and delicious!

First published: Aug 2014

Thanks, you're good to go!


Thanks, you're good to go!


{{ contentNotIncluded('company') }} has not subscribed to {{ contentNotIncluded('contentType') }}.

Ask your librarian to subscribe to this service next year. Alternatively, use a home network and buy a digital subscription—just $1/week...

Go back