Hosting a festive celebration? This gingerbread man Christmas tree recipe is a fun and tasty treat that will seriously wow your guests. It also makes for an impressive table centrepiece.
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To make the gingerbread cupcakes, preheat oven to 180°C. Line 24 x 1/3-cup (80ml) capacity muffin pans with cases.
Prepare the Gingerbread Men using royal icing to pipe eyes, a mouth and buttons onto each gingerbread man. Add a scarf made of kitchen string or ribbon, if desired.
Use a small, clean paintbrush or the blunt end of a bamboo skewer to draw 3-4 lines of food colouring on the inside of a piping bag fitted with a 2cm fluted nozzle. Spoon icing into piping bag. Pipe icing onto each cupcake. Top with a gingerbread man. Arrange the cupcakes on a cupcake stand.