Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Create a forest of tiny Christmas trees you can eat! They’re colourful, cute and so much fun to decorate!

Prep:
20 min
Cook:
15 min
Serves:
24

Ingredients

Cupcakes
  1. 250g butter, unsalted, softened
  2. 2 tsp Queen Natural Vanilla Extract
  3. plain flour
  4. ½ sachet Dr. Oetker Baking Powder
  5. 1 cup caster sugar
  6. 3 eggs
  7. ½ cup sour cream
  8. ½ cup milk
Buttercream
  1. 3 cups icing sugar
  2. 250g unsalted butter, soft
  3. ½ cup cream, chilled
  4. 1 tsp Queen Natural Vanilla Extract
  5. 2 drops Queen Green Food Colour Gel
To decorate
  1. Dr. Oetker Chocolate Silver Pearls
  2. Dr. Oetker Yellow Ready to Roll Icing
  3. Dr. Oetker Writing Icing Brights (Red)

Method

  1. Step 1

    Pre-heat oven to 160ºC and line a mini muffin tray with mini cupcake cases. Place all ingredients in stand mixer with paddle attachment and mix together on medium speed until well incorporated and mixture is light in colour.

  2. Step 2

    Spoon batter evenly between cupcake cases and bake for 12-15 minutes or until top of cupcake springs back when gently pressed. Allow to cool completely.

  3. Step 3

    Beat butter until pale and creamy, then add icing sugar a few tablespoons at a time. Once all the icing sugar is added, beat until smooth and light in colour. Add Vanilla Extract and cream and whip until buttercream is luscious
    and thick. Add Green Food Colour Gel and mix through.

  4. Step 4

    Knead a small amount of yellow Ready to Roll Icing and roll to about 2mm thick. Use a mini star cutter to cut small stars and set aside to dry. If you don’t have a mini star cutter, cut free hand with a small sharp knife.

  5. Step 5

    Fit a piping bag with a closed star piping tip. Starting from the outside, gently pipe buttercream around cupcake and up on itself two and a half times to create tree shape. Top with a star and use writing icing to create tinsel. Finish with Chocolate Silver Pearls.