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HOW TO MAKE MICKEY MOUSE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT CUPCAKES

In just six easy steps you can make these adorable Mickey Mouse Christmas ornament cupcakes. It’s the perfect treat to make for your Holiday party or even a birthday this time of year! Watch and learn how Elisa Strauss, of Confetti Cakes, makes these edible ornaments.

You’ll need:
Cupcakes baked in gold wrappers
Buttercream

2.5″ ring (or top of a glass)
Pastry tip #806
Luster dusts: Gold, cranberry and silk white
Lemon extract
Brushes
*Pre-dyed fondant: green, and red (or dye with gels)
*White Fondant or gum paste
Small Rolling pin
Vegetable shortening
Paring knife
Small ball tool
Royal Icing in a pastry bag fitted with a #2 pastry tip
Toothpicks

For Mickey Mouse:
Mickey cutter-1.25″ x 1.25″
Flesh colored fondant
*Black, pink and white pre-dyed fondant
Black gel
Vodka
Paintbrush with fine tip

Optional for other patterns:
Star cutter
# 804 Pastry tip for polka dots
Pale blue fondant

*(Fondarific brand is suggested)

*** For directions watch the video.

Posted on Dec 17, 2013

HOW TO MAKE EDIBLE ORNAMENTS CUPCAKES

Looking for the perfect gift to give? Make a box of edible ornaments cupcakes. Watch this animated video and learn how to make these simple and impressive edible ornaments cupcakes from Hello, Cupcake!: Irresistibly Playful Creations Anyone Can Make. These ornaments are super easy to make just frost the cupcakes roll them in sugar, choose the candies and press the candies into the frosting. Put them in gift boxes for the perfect gift. Happy Holidays!

Makes 24 ornament cupcakes

8 vanilla cupcakes baked in red paper liners
8 vanilla cupcakes baked in green paper liners
8 vanilla cupcakes baked in white paper liners
2 cans (12 ounces each) whipped vanilla frosting
1/2 cup each green, light green, red, yellow, and white decorating sugars
24 yellow spice drops
Black licorice laces, cut into twenty-four 1-1/4 inch pieces
24 thin pretzels sticks
Assortment of colored fruit chews and fruit leather (Laffy Taffys, Airheads, Starbursts, Fruit by the Foot)
Red licorice laces (Twizzlers Pull-n-Peel)
1 cup mini candy-coated chocolates (M&M’s Minis)
Cinnamon Red Hots or candy decors

1. Spoon 1/2 cup vanilla frosting into a self-closing plastic bag, pressing out excess air; seal and set aside.

2. Place decorating sugars in separate small shallow bowls.

3. Spread tops of all cupcakes in remaining vanilla frosting, mounting it slightly. Roll top of each cupcake in one of the sugars to coat completely.

4. Make top of ornament by poking a hole in each end of each spice drop with a round toothpick. Bend one black licorice piece in half and insert both ends into one of the spice drop holes to make a loop. Insert one end of a pretzel stick in the hole in the other end of the spice drop. Press the other end of the pretzel stick all the way into a cupcake. Repeat with remaining cupcakes.

5. Roll out fruit chews on a piece of wax paper to 1/8 -inch thickness. Use clean scissors to cut the fruit chews and leathers into decorative pieces. Arrange these with red licorice laces to make strips, bands and other designs on the cupcakes.

6. Snip a tiny corner off the bag with vanilla frosting and pipe dots in different patterns over the cupcakes, atop the fruit chew designs. Press M&M Minis and Red Hots into frosting. Place cupcakes into small boxes or arrange on a platter.

Posted on Dec 16, 2013

EVERYTHING ABOUT POMEGRANATE, HOW TO PREPARE, COOK, STORE…

Do you think you know everything about Pomegranates? Pomegranates have been cherished for their health benefits for centuries. Watch and learn everything you need to know about Pomegranates!

Posted on Nov 28, 2013

HOW TO MAKE BUTTERMILK

No buttermilk on hand? How many times have you found yourself in desperate need for buttermilk? Got milk and white vinegar or lemon juice? Watch and learn how to make buttermilk! This simple substitute works just as well, and it only takes a few minutes to make.

Posted on Nov 26, 2013

EVERYTHING ABOUT SWEET POTATOES, HOW TO PREPARE, STORE, COOK…

Did you know that George Washington was actually a sweet potato farmer before becoming the first President of the United States? Watch and learn everything you need to know about Sweet Potatoes!

Posted on Nov 25, 2013

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