Saturday, December 26, 2009
Mini Candy Cane Cupcakes
Check out these adorable mini cupcakes I made for Christmas! Chocolate cake..
...with peppermint buttercream! Mini cupcakes are my new favorite thing.
I used a pastry bag, filled one side with red buttercream and the other side with white buttercream to create the swirl affect. I love love love how they came out.
Just look how cute the liners are...
little bitty snowmen! ahh!
I even added some red sparkling sugar to some of them!
I wanted to share these with my co workers so I stuck them in one of my new cupcake carriers I got for my birthday.
SO CUTE! I cant even take it!
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
5-6 cups powdered sugar, sifted (use more or less depending on the consistency you want, please note this buttercream is rather "runny" if you use less then 6 cups)
1/4 cup milk
1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
Beat Butter until creamy. Add powdered sugar, milk, and peppermint extract, beat until combined.
Note: I always stick a knife in the buttercream and pull it out quickly, if peaks are formed then you know your buttercream is the right consistency for piping!
Enjoy ♥ ♥