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Candy Curl Christmas Cupcakes


Looking for a quick and easy Christmas dessert for the kids? These Candy Curl Christmas Cupcakes are a great solution. Topped with homemade buttercream frosting and red, white and green candy curls, these cupcakes are a sweet treat even Santa won’t be able to refuse! Use your favorite chocolate or chocolate peppermint cake recipe for added holiday flavor!
Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

One day in advance, make candy curls. Melt 4 oz. Dark Green, White and Red candy, separately, according to package instructions. Add 2 teaspoons of EZ Thin to each melted color; stir until melted.

Starting with Dark Green candy, pipe 2 oz. of candy in one of the mini loaf pan cavities. Tap on surface to level candy. Let cool at room temperature, about 5 minutes.

Repeat with white and red candy, then repeat entire step again for 6 layers of candy. Chill until set, about 10 to 15 minutes.

Remove candy from pan; let come to room temperature. Using vegetable peeler, shave along long side of candy.

Step 2

Bake cupcakes. Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool cupcakes in kraft liners.

Prepare buttercream recipe following recipe instructions.

Step 3

Decorate cupcakes. Using spatula, ice cupcakes. Top with candy curls.

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