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Festive Face Cupcakes

Santa and his roly-poly belly will make the best cupcakes of the season. Generously-iced cupcake is topped with a Santa cookie. Piped arms barely reach around his robust belly.
Makes: Each cupcake serves 1.
Skill Level: Easy

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Step 1

In advance: Make Santa face cookies. Prepare and roll out dough; cut cookies using small oval Cut-Out. Bake and cool. Decorate cookies on waxed paper-covered board using royal icing. Ice smooth; let set. Outline and pipe in tip 6 hat and ears (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Pipe tip 1 dot eyes, nose and outline mouth. Pipe tip 2 swirl beard and hat trim. Let?dry. Attach cookies to sticks with dots of icing; let dry.

Step 2

Ice cupcakes smooth in buttercream; use spatula to create rounded top. Insert cookie in cupcake. Pipe tip 12 outline arms, tip 6 dots gloves. Add tip 2 swirl cuffs. Pipe tip 6 dot border.

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Red (no-taste) Icing Color

Copper Icing Color

Brown Icing Color

Meringue Powder





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Holiday Standard Baking Cup ((or any seasonal baking cup))


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Standard muffin pan

Cookie Sheet

Cooling Grid

4 in. Lollipop Sticks

Cake Boards

Waxed paper

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.

Characters or designs are often outlined first, then piped in with stars or zigzags. Outlines can also be used for facial features.

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