St. Nick Cupcakes Recipe

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St. Nick Cupcakes Recipe
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St. Nick Cupcakes Recipe

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It's easy to make these holiday cupcakes with ingredients commonly found at your local grocery store. Perfect for celebrating St. Nicholas' Day, as well as Santa Claus himself! —Taste of Home Food Styling Team
Featured In: 11 Santa-Shaped Treats
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 2 hours
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 2 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 to 2 cans vanilla frosting (16 ounces each)
  • Cupcakes and miniature cupcakes of your choice
  • Red sprinkles
  • Ivory paste food coloring
  • Candy-coated sunflower kernels
  • Red shoestring licorice
  • Starburst candies
  • Miniature marshmallows
  • Corn syrup
  • White nonpareils

Directions

Frost a cupcake; dip the top in red sprinkles. Tint a small amount of frosting ivory. Using ivory frosting, frost a miniature cupcake for the face. Lay cupcake on its side on top of sprinkled cupcake; secure each with a toothpick. Pipe frosting onto face for hair and beard. Attach sunflower kernels for eyes and nose and a licorice piece for the mouth.
For hat, place four red Starburst candies on a small piece of waxed paper; microwave on high for 3-5 seconds or until softened. Place candies side by side, using a rolling pin, roll candies together to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut into a triangle; form into a cone shape. Press seam to seal; gently form around a small ball of plastic wrap into a hat shape.
For pom-poms, cut marshmallows in half; roll each half in corn syrup then in nonpareils. Press onto the tip of hat and around brim. Remove plastic wrap from inside hat; attach to head with frosting. Repeat. Yield: varies.
How-To: For Santa's hat, roll out softened Starburst candies to a 1/8-inch thickness and cut out a triangle. Form the triangle into a cone and gently shape the cone into a hat around a small ball of plastic wrap. See Santa's hat»
Originally published as St. Nick Cupcakes in Taste of Home's Cupcake of the Week Newsletter 2009, p11/30/09

  • 1 to 2 cans vanilla frosting (16 ounces each)
  • Cupcakes and miniature cupcakes of your choice
  • Red sprinkles
  • Ivory paste food coloring
  • Candy-coated sunflower kernels
  • Red shoestring licorice
  • Starburst candies
  • Miniature marshmallows
  • Corn syrup
  • White nonpareils
  1. Frost a cupcake; dip the top in red sprinkles. Tint a small amount of frosting ivory. Using ivory frosting, frost a miniature cupcake for the face. Lay cupcake on its side on top of sprinkled cupcake; secure each with a toothpick. Pipe frosting onto face for hair and beard. Attach sunflower kernels for eyes and nose and a licorice piece for the mouth.
  2. For hat, place four red Starburst candies on a small piece of waxed paper; microwave on high for 3-5 seconds or until softened. Place candies side by side, using a rolling pin, roll candies together to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut into a triangle; form into a cone shape. Press seam to seal; gently form around a small ball of plastic wrap into a hat shape.
  3. For pom-poms, cut marshmallows in half; roll each half in corn syrup then in nonpareils. Press onto the tip of hat and around brim. Remove plastic wrap from inside hat; attach to head with frosting. Repeat. Yield: varies.
How-To: For Santa's hat, roll out softened Starburst candies to a 1/8-inch thickness and cut out a triangle. Form the triangle into a cone and gently shape the cone into a hat around a small ball of plastic wrap. See Santa's hat»
Originally published as St. Nick Cupcakes in Taste of Home's Cupcake of the Week Newsletter 2009, p11/30/09

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silaygirl User ID: 3516454 109175
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2009

"Just a few suggestions ~ how about using green mini M & M's or Skittles or mini chocolate chips works too or just plane green frosting using tip #3 or 4. same goes for Santa's nose & mouth...get some ideas too from your little ones...my child is my backup when I get stuck thinking too much about what's next or what to use on my cakes or cupcakes and 99% of the time, my child gives me the cutest and greatest ideas...he's very creative too and we both have lots of fun baking and decorating! :-)"

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silaygirl User ID: 3516454 147163
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2009

"It's cute but time consuming. To assist some of the questions or concerns about where to find certain things for this cupcakes or any cupcakes featured, I've always find it easier & more fun to make do with whatever you have in your kitchen, use your creative talents and/or create something new that will work best for your presentation! That's the fun part! Enjoy & Happy Holidays! :-))"

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smfeldner User ID: 3400556 188065
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2009

"Hi - We have candy-coated sunflower kernels at our local grocery store. They are usually up by the register in a long, rectangular tube. Hope that helps!?!"

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shofly User ID: 140035 121878
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2009

"But where do you find candy coated sunflower seed????????"

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tkarinas User ID: 4389335 109105
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2009

"This recipe works beautifully and my family loves it. We will be keeping this recipe."

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