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I LOVE Holiday Sprinkles!

29 Nov

Alright, Thanksgiving is over so now we can officially move on to Christmas! To be honest, I haven’t been in much of a holiday mood lately. That was until I starting buying holiday cupcake supplies! I found some of the cutest holiday sprinkles at Marshalls, and my mom found some great ones at TJMax. Both stores always have really cute, and affordable seasonal sprinkles.

Here’s some of my favorite!

Candy Cane Sprinkles. Perfect for Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes!

Gingerbread Man Sprinkles. I like to use these to top my Pumpkin Spice and Double Chocolate Cupcakes!

Snowflake Sprinkles! I always love the combination of Blue and White. These look great on top of Marshmallow Whip frosting.

And of course, you cant forget the Christmas Tree Sprinkles! These little guys add holiday cheer to any cupcake!

A great way to incorporate fun sprinkles into you baking is to stick with simple frosting. A great buttercream frosting can be tinted any holiday color and topped with festive sprinkles for a fun and quick Christmas Treat. I always remember to color coordinate my sprinkles and my cupcakes for the best outcome! Check out some of the links below for good frosting recipes to accompany these yummy little sprinkles.

Peppermint Twist Buttercream : https://fontgirl.wordpress.com/2010/11/18/candy-can-cupcakes/

Green Mint Frosting: https://fontgirl.wordpress.com/2010/11/10/the-perfect-mint-buttercream/

Honey Cinnamon Cream-Cheese Frosting: https://fontgirl.wordpress.com/2010/11/15/pumpkin-spice-cupcakes/

Marshmallow Whip Frosting: https://fontgirl.wordpress.com/2010/10/11/marshmallow-whip-and-mingle-monday/

Happy Holiday and Happy Baking! xoxo

Candy-Cane Cupcakes!

18 Nov

Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcake

Can  you believe that Thanksgiving is next week?!?! I can’t!
I feel like just last month I was working on a summer inspired  strawberry lemonade cupcake recipe . Boy how time flies! Today my post is another Holiday inspired recipe. It’s a yummy recipe to top your favorite  chocolate, vanilla, or white cake cupcakes with. Peppermint Twist! Yum!
Peppermint Twist butter-cream is a different type of mint then  my Green Mint Frosting (Recipe Here ) Peppermint Twist tastes just like candy canes!!
Enjoy the recipe. Stay Sweet xoxo
Peppermint Twist Buttercream
 

Peppermint Twist Cupcakes

  • 1 stick unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 stick salted butter (softened)
  • 1/2 pkg. french vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. peppermint extract (maybe a little bit more depending on how much mint flavor you like..I like a lot)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Red food coloring
Set your mixer on medium speed, beat the butter until smooth and silky. Turn the speed to low and add the pudding mix, when it is all incorporated, slowly add the cream, a little at a time. When fully incorporated bring speed up to high and beat for 5-7 minutes. Turn speed back down to low and add peppermint extract and powdered sugar by Tbsp.  Beat again at high speed for a good 5 minutes to ensure creaminess.
If you don’t want red stripes, crunch up some candy canes and sprinkle them on the top of your cupcake!
To get the red stripes in your frosting, draw three (3) red food coloring lines inside your piping bag. Put the frosting in the piping bag and begin to pipe onto your cupcakes. Voila…red and white frosting that is as delicious as it is beautiful!!