So I had this crazy idea to decorate little sugar cones like mini-cakes. You know, with the same rosette and star piping techniques we all know and love...
I started off with regular chocolate cupcakes with brown cupcakes liners. Then I frosted the cones with some homemade vanilla frosting, colored with Kelly Green and a pinch of Royal Blue (to make them less pastel-y and more blue spruce-like).
Needless to say... the results were kind of MY NEW FAVORITE THING!
I used sprinkles to decorate, because after all, cupcakes aren't very strong against the power of full-sized M&Ms or peppermint swirls. So the sprinkles + frosting combo was just enough weight, and kept the little dainty elegance of the whole cupcake in check. A little powdered sugar was perfect, as well, to look like a little fall of fresh snow on the "leaves".
What you'll need:
Piping Bags & Stars
Chocolate Cupcakes with Brown Liners
Batch of Frosting, and green coloring
Sprinkles & Powdered Sugar
Some of them look a little tricky, but I promise you, if you have a set of small Wilton star tips, and a patient hand, you can get these babies done pretty quickly!
Today (Friday) I'll be on KSL Studio 5 making these for you in their kitchen!
Watch it live online here
Watch in on your TV at 1:00pm, Channel 5
It was such a blast with Brooke, and I'm sure you'll be inspired to whip up a few little trees yourself this holiday season!