Bake cupcakes in Gingerbread Boy or Christmas Themed Standard Baking Cups and cool completely on Cooling Grid.
Prepare Buttercream Icing recipe, and ice cupcakes smooth with white icing using Spatula.
For stripes, tint a 3 inch ball of Ready-to-Use White Rolled Fondant with Red-Red Icing Color. Roll fondant to a 1/8 inch thickness with Perfect Height Rolling Pin. Use Cutter/Embosser to cut narrow stripes that are 1 ½ inch x 1/8 inch, and wide stripes that are 1 ½ inch x ½ to ¼ inch.
Alternately place narrow and wide stripes on cupcake.
For ruffled ties, trim 4 inch Lollipop Sticks to 2 ½ inch lengths. Roll Ready-to-Use White Rolled Fondant with Perfect Height Rolling Pin to a 1/8 inch thickness. Cut 1 ¼ inch x 3 ½ inch long strips with Cutter/Embosser. Ruffle pieces and pinch around trimmed Lollipop Sticks.
To finish ties, insert ends of sticks into edge of cupcake and secure with buttercream icing.
Attach one Mini Gingerbread Boy Icing Decoration in center of cupcake with buttercream icing.
Peppermint Twist Cupcakes is rated
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Rated 5 out of
I do a variation of this with sugar cookies. I spread buttercream in white on the cookie, then pipe the red stripes over it. I wrap each cookie in clear cellophane and twist the ends so it looks just like a peppermint candy in its wrapper. You could also do the stripes in fondant if you want. They're very simple and very festive looking.
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 4 out of
These were fun an easy. The right height rolling pin helped a lot. I flavored the fondant peppermint, too. Made it for my daughter's class and they loved it. I didn't have the gingerbread centers, so I just made white stars for the center.