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Super Easy Christmas Cupcake Decorations!

Super Easy Christmas Cupcake Decorations!

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Whether you’re baking for a festive family get-together, a children’s party, or just to spread some Christmas cheer at work, these easy Christmas cupcake decorations will add instant character to your cakes, with a minimum of effort! Check out baking pro Clowance Lawton’s adorable Christmas cupcake decorating tutorial below, and discover exactly how you can use the Mix n Match Face Cutter to create bakes so cute you won’t want to take a bite!

 

  • Cupcakes
  • Buttercream (75g butter, 125g icing sugar – covers up to 6 cupcakes)
  • Trex
  • Renshaw Ready to Roll Sugar Paste (250g) in:
    • Ruby Red
    • Teddy Bear Brown
    • Yellow
    • Jet Black
    • White
  • White nonpareils
  • Small glass of water

 

Cake Decorating Tools You Will Need:

Top Tip: Add a pea sized amount of Trex into sugarpaste when kneading, before rolling out. This will make sure your sugarpaste doesn’t dry out and crack whilst you work!

DIY Robin Easy Christmas Cupcake Decorations:

Step 1:

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Roll out the brown sugarpaste to around 3-4mm thickness on your pastry board. Using the FMM Mix ‘n’ Match Face Cutter cut out a large circle

Step 2:

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Roll out the red sugarpaste (same thickness) and cut out a small oval using the FMM Cutter, and stick to the brown sugarpaste circle using the paintbrush dipped lightly in water. This is the robin’s red breast.

Step 3:

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Using the remainder of the brown sugarpaste, cut out three triangles. Stick two of them either side of the robin’s ‘body’. Put the third triangle aside.

Step 4:

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Roll out a small amount of yellow sugarpaste and cut out a triangle. Stick this to the centre of the brown sugarpaste.

Step 5:

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Roll out a small amount of white sugarpaste and cut out two ovals using the medium sized oval shape and stick vertically above the yellow “beak”.

Step 6:

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Roll out a small amount of black sugarpaste and use the smallest circle of the FMM cutter to cut out two small circles. Stick them onto the white ovals. To finish, add two white nonpareils to the ‘pupils’.

Step 7:

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Spread buttercream onto the cupcake, then lift your cupcake topper with the angled spatula and place on top of the cupcake. Mark the third triangle (from step 3) using the modelling tool and stick on top of the robin’s head.

Finished cake

And there you have it, your festive robin is ready rock! But why stop there? The Mix n Match Face Cutter enables you to create so many different designs.

Finished cake variations

These easy Christmas cupcake decorations are so versatile… the only limit is your imagination! What would you create?



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