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Santa Hat Cupcakes

Posted on: December 6, 2011

December is finally here and Christmas is around the corner. While browsing my stumble upon account, I found this recipe for santa hat brownies and thought it might be cool to try Santa Hat cupcakes! They will be a great addition to your next christmas party or family get together. It is a fun and cute idea to make and it does not require a lot of baking skills. If you wish to try them using the brownie idea, visit Daisy’s world at http://daisyt13.wordpress.com/2011/12/04/santa-hat-brownies/

You will need:

24 of your favorite cupcakes, cooled and ready to decorate

16-18 small strawberries, cleaned and hulled
vanilla-mascarpone butter cream (recipe below)

 

Vanilla Mascarpone Butter cream:

Ingredients:

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
8 ounces mascarpone cheese, room temperature
2-1/2 to 3 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
pinch of salt

Directions:

  • Beat butter and mascarpone cheese until light and creamy, about 2 minutes.(use either a stand mixer or hand mixer)  
  • Add vanilla extract and salt.  
  • Add 2-1/2 cups of sugar, half a cup at a time and continue beating until smooth.  
  • Add more sugar, if needed to reach desired consistency and sweetness.

 

Santa Hat Cupcakes

  • Spread a ring of vanilla butter cream on top of each cupcake.  
  • Cut off the base of a strawberry so it is flat and place it upside down on each cupcake, pushing slightly to secure in place.  
  • Top the tip of the strawberry with a dot of butter cream to finish the Santa hat.
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