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Peppermint Twist Cupcakes

The jolly Mini Gingerbread Boy Icing Decoration in the center makes these Peppermint Twist Cupcakes a real holiday charmer.
Makes: Each cupcake serves 1.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1
Step 1

Bake cupcakes in Gingerbread Boy or Christmas Themed Standard Baking Cups and cool completely on Cooling Grid.

Step 2
Step 2

Prepare Buttercream Icing recipe, and ice cupcakes smooth with white icing using Spatula.

Step 3
Step 3

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.

Step 4
Step 4

Alternately place narrow and wide stripes on cupcake.

Step 5
Step 5

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.

Step 6
Step 6

To finish ties, insert ends of sticks into edge of cupcake and secure with buttercream icing.

Step 7
Step 7

Attach one Mini Gingerbread Boy Icing Decoration in center of cupcake with buttercream icing.

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Peppermint Twist Cupcakes is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2010-12-02
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