I can remember watching Dr.Seuss’ “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” every December since I was little. The 1957 book was adapted into a short film during the 1960′s. It alway mesmerized me, these cupcake where inspired by The Grinch.
You won’t believe how entertaining and easy to create these adorable cupcakes. The embellishments have endless possibilities, start by sketching your cupcake on paper. I promise your creative side will take over. We had more embellishments than whimsical Christmas tree cupcakes. No worries I carefully stored the extras for another baking project.
The embellishments Sydney and I chose to accompany our whimsical tree: No cutter roses, holly leaves, mini poinsettias, and snowflakes. We covered each cupcake with fondant and lace.
Whimsical Christmas Tree Cupcake Tutorial:
- 1- recipe Vanilla Bean Cake/cupcakes
- Flower paste, Renshaw
- Food paste:
- Baby blue,Sf
- Vine green, SKGI
- White, Sf
- Petal Dust
- Fairy blue, CC
- Pearl shimmer, Blossom
- Silver, Blossom
- Edible silver draggers
- Egg white
- Royal icing
- PME holly leaf veiner punger
- Kit box snowflake cutter
- Small rolling pin
- PME Three Leaf Holly Plunger Cutters
- Small #10 calyx cutter, OP
- dimpled foam
- Foam pad
- Craft knife
- Sugarveil lace mat
- Artists brushes
- Craft soft brush
Supplies can be found here
Start creating your trees and embellishments a day ahead. The next day bake your cupcakes and allow them to cool, cover then with fondant.
Lacing the Fondant:
Roll 3mm thickness of fondant, cut out a circle a tad larger than your covered cupcake.Place the circle face down on a sugarveil lace mat and using even pressure roll your mini rolling pin in one motion.
Gently release the mat from your fondant and re-cut the circle.
Apply, with a soft brush, a small amount of water over the top of your fondant covered cupcake. Attach and align the lace fondant circle, carefully smooth the sides.
Brush the entire lace fondant with fairy blue.
Place 1/4 of a spaghetti noodle, dip egg white, into the bottom of the curl of the whimsical tree. Dry on a dimpled foam.
The whimsical cupcakes have a brilliant WOW factor, yet are easy to compose.