Christmas pudding cupcakes

I guess these are child friendly Christmas pudding cupcakes as they are not actually Christmas pudding flavour or anything like it. They are chocolate. And last time I checked chocolate is generally more popular with the younger generations that Christmas pudding…. Well in my house anyway.

For these cupcakes you will need:

Buttercream
12 chocolate cupcakes cooled
White sugarpaste & small amounts of green & red sugarpaste
Small round scalloped or fluted cookie cutter
Small amout of white royal icing or writing icing

Roll out the white sugarpaste to approx 2-3mm thick. Cut out 12 rounds using your cookie cutter. With the red sugar paste make 36 small balls for the holly berries – 3 for each cake. To make the holly leaves, take a small amount of green sugarpaste and roll into a ball. Squish it into an oval shape and then make 5 or 6 pinches to make the points on the leaves. Repeat until you have 24 leaves – 2 for each cake. Stick the holly leaves and berries on to your white rounds using a small amount of piped royal icing.

Top each cupcake with a swirl of piped buttercream and a holly topper and your done!

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