I went to a Christmas party last weekend that ended up being the inspiration for these decorated cupcakes. The home of the party was filled with sugar and pink and the absolute sweetest decorations. Wait until you see. I’ll show you soon. Maybe tomorrow. I still need to edit all the photos I took because it really deserves it’s own post.
But back to cupcakes. I was playing around with decorating, so I just used a cake mix for these cupcakes. But if you decide to try them, use a recipe that is more dense, more pound-cake than fluffy because the weight of the trees can cause them to tumble if you’re not careful.
Anyway… Christmas Tree Cupcakes. You’ve seen them before, I’m sure.
They use sugar cones for the base of the tree. But all the ones I’ve seen use the entire cone and then rest it on the top of the cupcake like these from Martha Stewart . This would obviously make sense if I was smart.
But no, I wanted them to be smaller … (go figure)… and stand above the cupcake with candy cane stems.
Just like this. Pretty cute.
But, just a little plain I think.
So, I tinted some fondant and made little presents to go under the tree. And these snowflake sprinkles made perfect little bows.
I think I could have stopped here and they would be just fine.
Instead, I added some pink, blue and white confetti sprinkles for decorations.
What do you think? Too much? or Too cute?
To decorate, you’ll need:
White Candy Melts
White Sugar crystals
Pink Sugar crystals
Icing colors (I used Wilton Dusty Rose & )
Either way… enjoy!
P.S. The baking cups are from confectioneryhouse.com  in case you’re wondering,
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 like these from Martha Stewart: http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/christmas-tree-cupcakes
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 confectioneryhouse.com: http://www.confectioneryhouse.com/product.php?productid=8637&cat=653&page=1