Christmas Tree and Santa Hat Cupcakes
Give Santa a little taste of something new with these Christmas Tree and Santa Hat Cupcakes. Made using sugar cones and sparkling sugars, these cupcakes are sure to get you on the nice list this year! Use your favorite cake mix or recipe to bake your cupcakes, then decorate them with trees or Santa hats (or both!) for a fun Christmas dessert that’s quick, easy and delicious!
Bake cupcakes. Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool cupcakes in red and green cupcake liners.
Ice cupcakes. Using spatula, ice cupcakes with creamy white icing. Top with desired sprinkles.
Make trees and hats. Using FoodWriter, mark line around cone at 2 in. from tip. Using wet brush, wet cone at mark. Using knife, cut cone following line. Repeat for a total of 24 mini cones.
Tint icing. Using Kelly Green and Red-Red icing colors, tint ½ cup icing each green and red.
Decorate trees and hats. Using spatula, ice half of cones with green icing. Cover with green sanding sugar. Repeat with red icing and red sanding sugar on remaining half of cones.
Place red cones on green cupcakes and green cones on red cupcakes.
Decorate cupcakes. Prepare decorating bag with tip 5 and white icing. Pipe fur around bottom edge of red cones and on top point of red cone to form Santa hats.
For trees, pipe dot of icing on top point of green cones. Attach yellow star sprinkle.