The UK’s Best Festive Cake – Christmas Tree Cupcakes 16



I love baking and cooking with the boys.  It is something I did with my Mum and I am sure that she did with hers too.  I have had them in the kitchen with me since they could sit in a high chair and we always have lots of fun baking.  I especially love baking and making with them at Christmas.  Just take a look at these fabulous Christmas tree cupcakes that Mini made and decorated.  Another one of our annual traditions is making our not to gingery gingerbread, which we use to make Gingerbread houses and reindeer cookies.

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Share your Best Festive Cake and Win

 

This year Fairy and Make-A-Wish® UK are calling on the nation to get baking and share their festive recipes, as part of a competition to find the UK’s best festive cake.

Over the years we have made a number of festive bakes, ranging from Mini Christmas Cakes, to Jelly Baby Jesus cakes.  But it seems that Christmas cakes are no longer the nation’s favorite, in fact 35% of us don’t even like Christmas cake and only 16% of us know what Stir up Sunday is!

The final winner’s recipe will be the star of the show at a giant bake sale at Westfield, London and enough of their recipe will be baked to feed 12,000 people to raise money for Make-A-Wish UK. why 12,000 people, well that is how many plates you can wash with just one 780ml bottle of Fairy!

All the entries will be whittled down to five finalists who will be invited to London on 3rd November with their travel and accommodation paid for, to bake their recipes for Rochelle Humes.

Make sure you enter here, by sharing you full recipe (ingredients and how to) and I would love to see your cakes too, so do share what they are and the recipe in the comments.  Oh and don’t forget to read the full terms and conditions.

How to make Christmas Tree Cupcakes

 

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Ingredients

6 oz or 175 grams  of margarine or butter
6 oz or 175 grams  of caster sugar
2 eggs
6 oz or 175g of self raising flour (or 5 oz (150 grams) and 1 oz (30 grams) of cocoa powder)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
half teaspoon of baking powder (if doing coco ones)
3 teaspoons of milk

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Method

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C or 350 degrees fahrenheit.

Allow the margarine or butter to come to room temperature

Cream the sugar and margarine together, then add the rest of the ingredients.

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Put into case cases and cook for 15 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.  We use an ice cream scoop for filling the cases, that way they are much easier for kids to fill the cake cases.

For the topping

  • 600g icing sugar, sifted
  • 300g unsalted or salted butter, softened

Beat the icing sugar and butter together, with your chosen flavouring and green colouring until smooth. We like salted butter,

icing

Fill a piping bag with a large star nozzle and pipe a tree design on to your cupcake and then decorate with sprinkles.  We used tiny candy cane sprinkles, white chocolate stars and silver balls.

 

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Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 6 oz or 175 grams of margarine or butter
  • 6 oz or 175 grams of caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 oz or 175g of self raising flour (or 5 oz (150 grams) and 1 oz (30 grams) of cocoa powder)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • half teaspoon of baking powder (if doing coco ones)
  • 3 teaspoons of milk
  • For the topping
  • 600g icing sugar, sifted
  • 300g unsalted or salted butter, softened

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C or 350 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Allow the margarine or butter to come to room temperature
  3. Cream the sugar and margarine together, then add the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Put into case cases and cook for 15 minutes until a skewer comes out clean. We use an ice cream scoop for filling the cases, that way they are much easier for kids to fill the cake cases.
  5. Beat the icing sugar and butter together, with your chosen flavouring and green colouring until smooth. We like salted butter,
  6. Fill a piping bag with a large star nozzle and pipe a tree design on to your cupcake and then decorate with sprinkles. We used tiny candy cane sprinkles, white chocolate stars and silver balls.
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