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Cozy Castle Mini Cakes

Craft tiny palaces from Jumbo Muffin Pan cupcakes turned upside down. Create castle-like contours with icing details and candy-stick turrets.


Difficulty: Somewhat Easy


Step 1

In advance, using royal icing, make 15 each tip 224 dark violet and light violet drop flowers with tip 2 white dot centers for each cupcake; make extras to allow for breakage and let dry.

Step 2

Turn cupcake upside down, ice smooth.

Step 3

Pipe-in windows and door window with tip 2 (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch); outline windows and doorstep with tip 3.

Step 4

Pipe tip 3 beads around door and for doorknob. Trim candy sticks to 3 1/2 , 4, 4 1/4 and 4 1/2 in. lengths.

Step 5

Pipe tip 16 rosette bases for candy sticks and insert at staggered lengths into cake.

Step 6

Pipe tip 16 swirls on candy sticks and around top edge of cake.

Step 7

Position drop flowers around bottom border; add tip 349 leaves.