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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Star Christmas cupcakes

Some sparkly cupcakes for the holiday season! I took these to my sons school Christmas fayre yesterday and the went down a treat!

You will need:

12 or 24 cupcakes – I used 12 vanilla and 12 chocolate
Buttercream
Fondant or sugarpaste icing in pale blue & white & edible glitter.

Roll out the sugarpaste to approx 3mm and cut out 12 or 24 stars. Pipe the butter cream in swirls with a large nozzle onto each cupcake, top with a cut out star and sprinkle with a bit of Xmas spirit….er I mean edible glitter!

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