Monday, June 27, 2011

Best-Dressed Snowman Cupcake

Best-Dressed Snowman Cupcake
These adorable snowman treats combine two favorites — cookies and cupcakes!


step 1

Bake and cool cupcakes; set aside.

step 2

Bake and cool cookies made with medium round Cut Out for head. Use tip 3 and white royal icing to outline and pipe-in head (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch); let dry.

step 3

To make hat, cut 1/4 in. off bottom of jumbo black spice drop; top will be used for top of hat. Roll out cut off piece of jumbo black spice drop flat on surface sprinkled with granulated sugar. Use medium Cut-Out to cut brim. Attach top of hat to brim with royal icing.

step 4

Use tip 3 and black royal icing to pipe dot eyes and outline mouth.

step 5

Use tip 4 and orange royal icing to pipe pull-out nose; let dry.

step 6

Cut lollipop stick to 3 in. length and attach to back of cookie with melted candy; let set.

step 7

Use tip 12 and white buttercream icing to build up round shape on cupcake; ice smooth with spatula and pat with finger dipped in cornstarch.

step 8

Position head on cupcake. Roll out jumbo red spice drop on surface sprinkled with granulated sugar and cut 3/8 in. wide piece for scarf. Wrap scarf around neck. Use tip 3 and black buttercream icing to pipe buttons.

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