Need a festive cupcake in a hurry? Decorate your favourite cupcakes with green buttercream for the Christmas tree and an array of sweets and sprinkles for Christmas ornaments. Quick and easy, not to mention a great project to do with the kids.
600g buttercream icing, or as needed
green food colouring
sweets, sprinkles, etc. for decoration
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Directions Preparation:30min › Ready in:30min
Bake your cupcakes using your favourite recipe and allow to cool completely, or use shop-bought cupcakes or muffins.
Take approximately 500g of the buttercream and add a drop or two of green food colouring. Stir and add more colouring, a drop at a time, until your desired hue is reached. Fill a piping bag with the green buttercream and set aside.
Spread a thin layer of the remaining plain buttercream onto the top of each cupcake.
Working perpendicular to a cupcake, start piping the green buttercream around the edge, working inwards in a circular motion to create a tree shape. Repeat with remaining cupcakes.
Use a variety of your favourite decorations to add 'ornaments' to the Christmas trees. You can use silver dragees, coloured sugar or sprinkles, red jelly beans, etc. Have fun!