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Christmas Tree Cupcakes

These Christmas Tree Cupcakes are simple and easy, but very effective.

Start off with a basic vanilla cupcake batter. This is my recipe, it’s a throw-it-all-together-and-mix recipe.

Ingredients

2 cups of self raising flour
1 cup of white/caster sugar
125ml of oil (canola/light olive oil/vegetable oil)
3 eggs
185ml of milk
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

You will also need a piping bag and a star pointed nozzle.

Methods

Toss all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and combine with a beater until very smooth.

Divide the mixture in half and add red food dye to one and green to the other and mix.

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Using a tablespoon scoop mixture into the cupcake cases, alternating colours. Don’t fill the case all the way – allow for the cupcake to rise while baking.

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Alternate which colour you start with so the cupcakes are different.

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Step Four

Bake at 180 degress for about 20 minutes or until the cupcakes spring back when you press the centre lightly (or until you can insert a skewer and it comes out clean)

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Allow to cool.

Once completely cooled make up a basic butter cream mixture – add a little more icing sugar to make the butter cream quite stiff and add green food dye.

To form a Christmas tree start by making a mound in the middle of your cupcake to give your Christmas tree some height.

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Now decorate. I used this “Pirate Treasure Toppings” from Coles because it has the shiney balls, and stars for the top of the tree.

 

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And the inside looks like this:

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Optional final step. Add a filter before sharing to social media. I particularly like “X Pro II” on instagram.

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About Rachel Stewart

Rachel is the founder of Parenting Central Australia. She is raising two children, boy and girl, with her partner.

She has a background in early childhood education, but right now is content to be a stay at home mum.

She is passionate about birthing rights, breastfeeding and mental health. She enjoys crafting, drinking coffee (sometimes wine) and spending a little too much time on Facebook.

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