Saturday, December 26, 2009

Mini Candy Cane Cupcakes

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Check out these adorable mini cupcakes I made for Christmas! Chocolate cake..
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...with peppermint buttercream! Mini cupcakes are my new favorite thing.

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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...
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little bitty snowmen! ahh!

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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.

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SO CUTE! I cant even take it!

Peppermint Buttercream

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 ♥ ♥

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