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.
- 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
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.
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.