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Winter Fantasy Poinsettia Cupcakes Recipe

Winter Fantasy Poinsettia Cupcakes Recipe

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!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 to 2 cans vanilla frosting (16 ounces each)
  • Cupcakes of your choice
  • POINSETTIA:
  • Clear decorating sugar
  • Winterfresh or cinnamon chewing gum
  • Additional vanilla frosting
  • Yellow candy-coated sunflower kernels

Directions

  • 1. Frost cupcakes, reserving some frosting for decorating as desired.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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.

Reviews for Winter Fantasy Poinsettia Cupcakes

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katlaydee3 169244
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

"These are fun but difficult to get the flowers just right. I may try gum paste next time."

MY REVIEW
tkarinas 166996
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2010

"This is one of the most beautiful cupcakes I've ever seen and I'd gladly make it any time I could. My family absolutely loves it and will be making it many more times."

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cakeladybu 164834
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2008

"I'd use fondant for the flower petals."

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