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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!


Difficulty: Medium


Step 1

Bake and cool cupcakes in silicone cups supported by cookie sheet.

Step 2

Ice smooth in copper; place on cake board.

Step 3

For hat, tint a 2 in. ball of fondant red; roll into a tapered log 6 in. long.

Step 4

Flatten log slightly at wider end. Shape into a curve and position on cupcake top, extending tapered end on board.

Step 5

Pipe tip 16 swirl beard. Pipe tip 2 outline eyes and eyebrows; pipe in mouth.

Step 6

Add tip 16 pull-out star mustache; pipe tip 3 dot nose.

Step 7

Pipe tip 3 swirl hat brim.

Step 8

For pompom, roll a 3/4 in. fondant ball. Indent slightly with end of brush; attach to hat with damp brush.