Christmas Tree Cupcakes

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Servings: 12
Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Christmas is just around the corner and I love to have my friends and family over and whip up a festive treat for them with White Wings Packet Mixes and CSR Sugar All Natural Buttercream Icing Mixes.

They are the perfect pairing to create these magical Christmas Tree Cupcakes; the vanilla cupcake packet mixes make baking so convenient and the buttercream icings are really easy to finish off a gorgeous and delicious Christmas dessert!

They are a great cooking hack that takes the time and stress out of baking from scratch which is exactly what I need during the busy Christmas period. Try it for yourself, you can find the range in Woolworths and independent supermarkets. 

Ingredients

Cupcakes:

  • 1x White Wings Vanilla Cupcake Packet Mix
  • 60g soft butter
  • 2 eggs 
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tbsp desiccated coconut 

Icing:

Christmas Trees:

  • Icypole sticks
  • 300g white chocolate melts
  • Green food colouring
  • Sprinkles 

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and line a 12 muffin tray with cupcake cases.
  2. Place the cupcake mix, eggs milk and soft butter into a small mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat on low speed for 30 seconds to combine and increase speed to medium and mix for 2 minutes. 
  3. Spoon cupcake mixture into muffin tray and bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Stand for 5 minutes in muffin tray before placing onto a wire rack to cool. 
  4. For the icing, beat the butter in a bowl using an electric mixer until pale and gradually add the icing mix and water, beating until smooth, for 3-5 minutes. Spread icing over cupcakes and sprinkle on the desiccated coconut. 
  5. For the Christmas trees, line icy pole sticks up on a baking paper lined oven tray. Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water. Mix until melted and smooth. Remove and stir in food colouring, mixing until the colour is even. 
  6. Pour chocolate into a piping bag with a narrow slit nozzle. Pipe chocolate over icy pole sticks in the shape of a Christmas tree. Sprinkle with coconut and sprinkles. Allow chocolate to set in fridge before pressing into the top half of the cupcakes. Enjoy!
by @loveatfirstbite_aus