Santa Hat Cupcakes

    45 minutes

    This is a fun Christmas cupcake recipe to make with the kids, and is supremely easy if you start with shop-bought ingredients. Choose any of the three ways described here to make the Santa hats!

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    Makes: 12 cupcakes

    • 12 cupcakes
    • 500g buttercream icing, or as needed
    • red coloured sugar or sprinkles
    • 12 strawberries, hulled
    • 300g red fondant icing

    Preparation:45min  ›  Ready in:45min 

      Sprinkles Santa Hat:

    1. Place buttercream in a piping bag fit with a large round piping nozzle. Working perpendicular to the top of the cupcake, start piping icing in the centre of the cupcake in the shape of a Santa hat, using gradually less pressure to create a cone-like shape.
    2. Cover the buttercream in red coloured sugar or sprinkles.
    3. Use a small star-shaped nozzle to pipe more buttercream around the base of the hat for the white rim. Repeat with remaining cupcakes.
    4. Strawberry Santa Hat:

    5. Spread cupcake with buttercream icing. Place a strawberry in the centre, with the tip facing up. Using a small star-shaped piping nozzle, pipe a small bit of icing at the tip for the hat's pompom.
    6. Switching to a large round nozzle, if desired, pipe icing around the base to create the hat's rim. Repeat with remaining cupcakes.
    7. Fondant Santa Hat:

    8. Roll out a small piece of red fondant icing to about 3mm thick. Cut into a circle, about 8cm in diameter. Cut out 1/4 of the circle, leaving a Pac-Man shape.
    9. Using a large round piping nozzle, pipe some buttercream into a rough cone shape in the centre of the cupcake to support the hat.
    10. Fold the cut edges of the fondant together to make a cone shape. Place the hat on top of the cupcake, resting over the fondant.
    11. Using a small star-shaped nozzle, pipe icing at the tip of the hat and along the base to create a rim. Repeat with remaining cupcakes.

    Watch a video of it being made…

    How to Decorate Santa Hat Cupcakes - 3 ways!
    How to Decorate Santa Hat Cupcakes - 3 ways!

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    It is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!  -  02 Dec 2015  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)