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Her Holly Home Cupcake

Here’s one sweet tweet: a cupcake topped with a royal icing dove, buttercream leaves and berries and a pretzel nest. Feather the nest with a blanket of sparkling sugar!


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Step 1

2-3 days in advance: Make royal icing birds. Tape patterns to Cake Board and cover with waxed paper. Pipe tip 2 outlines with full-strength icing; flow in with thinned icing. Let dry. Use full-strength icing to pipe tip 13 elongated shell wings and tip 2 dot eye. Let dry.

Step 2

Bake and cool cupcakes. Ice smooth with buttercream; roll tops in Sparkling Sugar for heavy coating. Position bird; cut pretzels in half and insert for branches. Pipe tip 352 leaves and tip 2 dot berries with buttercream.

*Combine Christmas Red with Red-Red for red shown.