The Snowflake Cupcake - for January
My daughter really enjoys cupcake decorating and I got a calendar with cupcake pictures. Although the pictures have neither instructions nor references, we decided to try to duplicate them using our imagination. Last month was a cupcake with a snowflake. (I called it a star in the video.)
I thought I’d give you a quick synopsis of the how we made it.
We used chocolate frosting to help the star (I mean snowflake) stand out.
For the snowflake:
|white chocolate and sparking sugar|
After melting the white chocolate in a double boiler, fill a pastry bag with the chocolate while it is still warm to the touch. You don't want it burning or melting the pastry bag (if you are using the plastic ones)
Tip: Keep a bowl of warm water nearby. When you are not using the white chocolate then you can keep it soft
|white chocolate in warm bath|
Add the sparking sugar right away because the white chocolate hardens quickly. Continue with the next star.
Frost the cupcakes. By the time you finish with the stars and frost the cupcakes, the first star will probably be ready. I tap it gently to check.
Gently peel off the star and you can put it on your cupcake. It's that simple.