I know I promised you a month of cookies. And I promise, it’s coming. But I couldn’t resist giving you one last cupcake recipe. We celebrated St. Nicholas’ Day with my family yesterday, so I decided to whip up something festive to share. Candy Cane Cupcakes. They are super delicious. Moist, chocolaty, with just a hint of mint. Yum!
I decorated them two different ways. Just in case you want to replicate them for your family, I’m even including a mini tutorial.
I use a Wilton 1M star tip to make both cupcakes. The first is very simple. Fill your piping bag about half way with buttercream. Place the tip in the middle of the cupcake and squeeze out the buttercream. Make sure to lift the tip as it comes out. Then, sprinkle with red sprinkles. To add the red rim, pipe on the buttercream the same way as before. Then, using a regular butter knife, spread buttercream around the top. Go around the edge of the cupcake, keeping your knife at an angle to create a beveled edge. Smooth over the top to make sure that it’s flat. Then, roll the edge into the sprinkles, and top with mini candy canes. I had a lot of fun making fun shapes to put on top. The kids will too!
If you have a fun, holiday event coming up, try these cupcakes! Cute, easy, and fun!
Don’t worry. I didn’t forget your baby pictures. I managed to snap one quickly before she ran off to eat her cupcake. =)