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Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Posted on | December 5, 2012

Christmas tree cupcakesToday was really special day for my two years old  son Marco. He had his real Christmas tree in the room and spent whole morning playing with Christmas tree decorations! It was so funny, so I decided to finish this awesome day making some Christmas tree cupcakes!

So I’ve checked some nice recipes from internet and decided to put whole Christmas tree frosting on some delicious chocolate cake! I’m not quite satisfied with my images but cupcakes were so delicious! I hope you will like them and I shared full recipe direction for this yummy Christmas cupcakes! Enjoy!

Christmas tree cupcakes

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Cream Cheese Christmas Tree Chocolate Cupcakes

You’ll need:

1. Chocolate cupcakes
2. Cream cheese frosting
3. Green food color
4. Sugar pearls for decoration
5. Star shaped candies or yellow fondant for stars on top

 For the Chocolate Cupcakes:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1  teaspoon baking soda
  • 1  teaspoon fine salt
  • 3/4 cup cocoa  powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons espresso powder
  • 3/4 cups vegetable oil
  • 1  cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and line your cupcake pans with your liners.
  • In a large bowl, mixed together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, espresso powder and salt.
  • With electric mixer beat together oil, eggs, and vanilla extract on medium speed until combined well.
  • Add whisked liquids to dry ingredients and mix well just until evenly combine.
  • Fill cupcake liners about 3/4 full.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean (it takes about 20  minutes)
  • Wait the cupcakes to cool completely before icing
Christmas tree cupcakes

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 3 tablespoon unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cup powdered  sugar
  • 4 oz of cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • Green food color

 Directions:

  • Mix well the butter, icing sugar and cream cheese in a bowl until it creamy, add the vanilla and green food color and mix well.

Pipe the frosting in lines, starting from center of the cupcake to the edges , layer by layer, until you achieve the Christmas tree shape,  sprinkled with colored sugar pearls or candies, put the star on top of the tree.

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Christmas tree cupcakes

Christmas Tree Cupcakes


Comments

10 Responses to “Christmas Tree Cupcakes”

  1. Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking}
    December 5th, 2012 @ 10:03 pm

    Aww, just two years old? I remember those days. Christmas is such a special and magical time for them. I bet he loved these tree cupcakes after his real tree. So cute.

  2. admin
    December 5th, 2012 @ 11:49 pm

    Haha, he is so small to know how good cupcake look like :). These are great moments for my family ! With my son I feel Christmas fever again :)

  3. Kaili
    December 6th, 2012 @ 10:21 pm

    where did you find the yellow stars?

  4. admin
    December 7th, 2012 @ 5:45 am

    I made it myself! I used fondant!

  5. Just Bake for Cupcake Decorations
    December 8th, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

    They look fab, must try them!!

  6. admin
    December 8th, 2012 @ 8:42 pm

    Thanks a lot!

  7. Diane Balch
    December 9th, 2012 @ 3:43 pm

    what a great way to celebrate your son’s tree anniversary . These are really beautiful cupcakes. Thanks for sharing them on foodie friday.

  8. admin
    December 9th, 2012 @ 3:46 pm

    Thank you for a kind words!

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