A Giving Guy Cupcake
Guests will love to munch on one of these Santa cupcakes!
His hat is fondant and his fluffy beard is tasty buttercream. That
must be why he?s smiling!
each cupcake serves 1
Bake and cool cupcakes in silicone cups supported by cookie sheet.
Ice smooth in copper; place on cake board.
For hat, tint a 2 in. ball of fondant red; roll into a tapered log 6 in. long.
Flatten log slightly at wider end. Shape into a curve and position on cupcake top, extending tapered end on board.
Pipe tip 16 swirl beard. Pipe tip 2 outline eyes and eyebrows; pipe in mouth.
Add tip 16 pull-out star mustache; pipe tip 3 dot nose.
Pipe tip 3 swirl hat brim.
For pompom, roll a 3/4 in. fondant ball. Indent slightly with end of brush; attach to hat with damp brush.
Pipe dots for flower centers, faces, figure piping and border effects. When making large dots, lift the tip as you squeeze to allow icing to fill out completely.
The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The pull-out star technique can be used for fun, furry creatures, or for textured hair for your cakes.