Santa hat cupcakes

Santa hat cupcakes


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About this recipe: This is a fun Christmas cupcake recipe to make with the kids, and is supremely easy if you start with shop-bought ingredients. Choose any of the three ways described here to make the Santa hats!

Makes: 12 cupcakes

  • 12 cupcakes
  • 500g buttercream icing, or as needed
  • Decoration options
  • red coloured sugar or sprinkles
  • 12 strawberries, hulled
  • 300g red fondant icing

Prep:45min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    Sprinkles Santa hat:

  1. Place buttercream in a piping bag fit with a large round piping nozzle. Working perpendicular to the top of the cupcake, start piping icing in the centre of the cupcake in the shape of a Santa hat, using gradually less pressure to create a cone-like shape.
  2. Cover the buttercream in red coloured sugar or sprinkles.
  3. Use a small star-shaped nozzle to pipe more buttercream around the base of the hat for the white rim. Repeat with remaining cupcakes.
  4. Strawberry Santa hat:

  5. Spread cupcake with buttercream icing. Place a strawberry in the centre, with the tip facing up. Using a small star-shaped piping nozzle, pipe a small bit of icing at the tip for the hat's pompom.
  6. Switching to a large round nozzle, if desired, pipe icing around the base to create the hat's rim. Repeat with remaining cupcakes.
  7. Fondant Santa hat:

  8. Roll out a small piece of red fondant icing to about 3mm thick. Cut into a circle, about 8cm in diameter. Cut out 1/4 of the circle, leaving a Pac-Man shape.
  9. Using a large round piping nozzle, pipe some buttercream into a rough cone shape in the centre of the cupcake to support the hat.
  10. Fold the cut edges of the fondant together to make a cone shape. Place the hat on top of the cupcake, resting over the fondant.
  11. Using a small star-shaped nozzle, pipe icing at the tip of the hat and along the base to create a rim. Repeat with remaining cupcakes.

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It is AWESOME!!!!!!!!! - 02 Dec 2015

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