Candy cane swirl cupcakes

The kids will love decorating these festive cupcakes. Simply pipe the peppermint buttercream over the cupcakes, then sprinkle with candy cane.

12

15m

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Ingredients

  • 250g butter, softened
  • 500g icing sugar mixture
  • 1 tbs milk
  • 1 tsp peppermint essence
  • Red gel food colouring, to decorate
  • 12 Coles Chocolate Cupcakes, icing removed
  • Candy canes, crushed, to decorate

Method

STEP 1

Use an electric mixer to beat the butter in a bowl until very pale. Gradually add icing sugar, beating well after each addition. Beat in the milk and peppermint essence.

STEP 2

Brush 4 stripes of the food colouring inside a piping bag fitted with a 1cm plain nozzle. Add the buttercream and pipe over cupcakes. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes to decorate.

Santa’s tip: Use a small clean paintbrush to paint vertical strips of food colouring inside the piping bag, starting at the bottom of the bag.

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