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Winter Fantasy Poinsettia Cupcakes
Best-selling authors of the book Hello, Cupcake!, Karen Tack & Alan Richardson, spent a few days with us creating one-of-a-kind beauties that you can make at home—no special tools or talents required. Just bake your favorite cupcakes, have your favorite vanilla icing on hand and HAVE FUN!
Prep: 1 hour
1 to 2 cans vanilla frosting (16 ounces
Cupcakes of your choice
Clear decorating sugar
Winterfresh or cinnamon chewing gum
Additional vanilla frosting
Yellow candy-coated sunflower kernels
Frost cupcakes, reserving some frosting for decorating as desired.
For poinsettia cupcakes: Place decorating sugar in a small shallow
bowl; roll top edge of each cupcake in sugar to form a decorative
rim. Set aside.
Using clean kitchen scissors or a small sharp knife, cut gum into
leaf shapes of various sizes. Pinch the base end of each leaf,
forming a curved leaf shape. Add frosting to a small resealable
plastic bag; cut a small hole in the corner.
Arrange leaves in a circular pattern over top of each cupcake,
working from the outer leaves in. Press outer leaves into top of
cupcake; secure with additional frosting as needed. Continue adding
leaves and securing with frosting to form a poinsettia. Gently press
sunflower kernels into the center. Yield: varies.
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