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Festive Face Cupcakes

Santa and his roly-poly belly will make the best cupcakes of the season. Generously-iced cupcake is topped with a Santa cookie. Piped arms barely reach around his robust belly.
Makes: Each cupcake serves 1.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

In advance: Make Santa face cookies. Prepare and roll out dough; cut cookies using small oval Cut-Out. Bake and cool. Decorate cookies on waxed paper-covered board using royal icing. Ice smooth; let set. Outline and pipe in tip 6 hat and ears (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Pipe tip 1 dot eyes, nose and outline mouth. Pipe tip 2 swirl beard and hat trim. Let?dry. Attach cookies to sticks with dots of icing; let dry.

Step 2

Ice cupcakes smooth in buttercream; use spatula to create rounded top. Insert cookie in cupcake. Pipe tip 12 outline arms, tip 6 dots gloves. Add tip 2 swirl cuffs. Pipe tip 6 dot border.

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Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.

Characters or designs are often outlined first, then piped in with stars or zigzags. Outlines can also be used for facial features.

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Festive Face Cupcakes is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this a fun to make and fun to eat treat that you and your kids will love! =3
Date published: 2013-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is fun for the kids when over to my gf's place and got all 3 kids making them wow did we have a blast !
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As an elementary school teacher, I can't wait to make these cupcakes for my students at our Christmas party on the last day we get out for our winter holidays. I know they're eyes will light up with glee! I'm sure my colleagues will want the recipe for sure! Perhaps this "sweet treat" will lead to creative writing stories over the holidays!
Date published: 2010-12-06
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