birthday party ideas

Christmas Cupcakes

christmas cupcakes

These Christmas cupcakes will be the talk of your get-together!

Covered with white chocolate hand-painted leaves, no one will even recognize that tasty cupcakes are hiding underneath!

This takes a bit of work, but man, is it worth it!

I found this adorable idea...and lots more...in a book called Hello, Cupcake!. It is now my all-time favorite cupcake book...loaded with cute and creative cupcake ideas. Every mom and baker should have a copy! If you don't already have it, you can find it at Target.com, or maybe even for less on eBay.com.

When I made this cupcake wreath, the guests fell in love! It was a huge hit.

How to Make these Christmas Cupcakes

You'll Need:

  • 12 dozen vanilla cupcakes baked in silver foil liners
  • 2 bunches fresh mint, preferably with large leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate melting wafers (available at baking supply stores...I got mine at Wal-Mart)
  • 1 can (16-oz) vanilla frosting, or one batch buttercream frosting
  • 1 cup white coarse decorating sugar crystals
  • 1 cup red candy-coated milk chocolate balls (Cadbury)
  • 1 decorative ribbon

Instructions for Making these Christmas Cupcakes:

  • Line two cookie sheets with wax paper. Pick the mint leaves from the stems. Wash and pat dry.

  • Place the white chocolate melting wafers in a medium microwavable bowl. Microwave, stirring frequently, until the chocolate is smooth, about one minute.
  • Using a small, clean craft brush or your fingertip, coat the top side of each mint leaf with an even layer of the melted chocolate. Transfer to one of the cookie sheets, chocolate side up, and allow the leaf to bend and curve slightly. Repeat with the remaining mint leaves to make about 75 leaves. If the chocolate becomes too thick, reheat in the microwave for several seconds, stirring well. Place the leaves in the refrigerator until set, about 5 minutes.

  • christmas cupcake
  • Carefully peel the leaves from the hardened chocolate. They come off surprisingly easily. Use a toothpick or clean tweezers to remove any small pieces of mint leaf that may remain. (The leaves can be made up to 5 days in advance, covered, and kept in a cool dry place).

  • Spoon 1/4 cup of the vanilla frosting into a ziploc bag, press out the excess air, and seal. Spoon the decorating sugar into a small shallow bowl. Spread the tops of the cupcakes with the remaining vanilla frosting and smooth. Roll the edges of the cupcakes in the sugar. Arrange the cupcakes, close together, in a circle on a large platter.

  • Press the chocolate leaves into the cupcakes oriented in one direction to cover the cupcakes. Snip a 1/8-inch corner from the bag with the vanilla frosting and pipe dots of frosing randomly on the leaves to attach the red candies. Sprinkle the platter with the remaining decorative sugar. Tie a decorative ribbon into a bow and place on the platter.

The Finishing Touch

Now that your christmas cupcakes are complete it's time to decide what to serve them on.

Something this pretty deserves some paper plates with pizazz, right?

Here are some fun designs from PlatesandNapkins.com that will compliment your cupcakes perfectly:
christmas plates and napkins
Alpine Snow Plates
christmas plates and napkins
Christmas Cupcake Plates
christmas plates and napkins
Elf Plates
christmas paper plates
Tartan Dessert Plates
christmas paper plates
Gold Star Plates
christmas paper plates
Silver Star Plates
christmas paper plates
Holiday Spots Plates
christmas paper plates
Leaves and Berries Plates
christmas paper plates
Peppermint Swirl Plates

PlatesAndNapkins.com Designer Party Supplies

If you like what you see on this page, please share it with your friends!

Links You Don't Want to Miss

Christmas Pound Cake

christmas pound cake
Baby Coconut
Bundt Cakes


Baby Coconut Bundt Cakes
Cake Design Gallery

Ombre Cake

passion-for-parties.com on facebook passion-for-parties.com on twitter passion-for-parties.com newsfeed pinterest

Custom Search
passion-for-parties.com

advertising Passion-for-Parties.com
advertising Passion-for-Parties.com advertising Passion-for-Parties.com
a to zebra celebrations

Subscribe to RSS headline updates from:
Powered by FeedBurner


[?] Subscribe To
This Site

XML RSS
Google RSS button
My Yahoo! RSS button
My MSN RSS button
Newsgator RSS button
Bloglines RSS button
|Privacy Policy | Contact |

Copyright© 2006-2014 by Passion-for-Parties.com. All rights reserved.


Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape