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Winter Fantasy Snowflake Cupcakes

 Winter Fantasy Snowflake 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!
24 ServingsPrep: 1 hour + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 to 2 cans vanilla frosting (16 ounces each)
  • Cupcakes of your choice
  • SNOWFLAKE:
  • Clear decorating sugar
  • Pencil, paper, scissors and waxed paper
  • White candy coating
  • Blue decorating sugar and edible glitter

Directions

  • Frost cupcakes, reserving some frosting for decorating as desired.
  • For snowflake cupcakes: Place clear decorating sugar in a small
  • shallow bowl; roll top edge of each cupcake in sugar to form a
  • decorative rim. Set aside.
  • With a pencil and paper, draw assorted snowflake designs. Cut into
  • individual patterns. Melt candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl;
  • stir until smooth. Transfer to a resealable plastic bag; cut a small
  • hole in corner of bag. Place waxed paper over the drawings and pipe
  • candy coating over designs. Sprinkle with blue decorating sugar and
  • edible glitter. Refrigerate until set.
  • Gently lift candy flakes from waxed paper; arrange snowflakes on
  • cupcakes. Sprinkle with additional edible glitter.
  • Yield: varies.