Sunday, January 1, 2012

Festive Tree Cupcakes

Welcome to 2012! To bring in the new year, let me introduce you to my Luscious Confections partner - Emily. We've spent many hours in the kitchen together creating all kinds of fun things over the years. We made these festive cupcakes for our New Year's Eve party. They were our buffet spread centerpiece and a huge hit with all of our guests.

These cupcakes look complicated and will have people saying "wow!" But they really are rather simple to create (instructions below). Here's a great action shot of Emily creating the trees.

Festive Tree Cupcakes
1. Start with baked cupcakes frosted with your favorite frosting. We used red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting (I'll share the recipes for those in a later post).
2. Place one sugar ice cream cone on top of each cupcake.

3. Place green frosting in a pastry bag fitted with a star tip (We used a Wilton #18). Cover the ice cream cone by piping the frosting and pulling the bag away from the cone to make individual branches. Continue until you've covered all of the cone.

4. "Decorate" the trees with your favorite sprinkles. We used silver and white pearl dragees, but you could also use any type of sprinkle you like or even leave them plain.


Emily and me with festive tree cupcakes

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