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Christmas Mini Cupcakes ‘Wreath’ with Stars

Wow your guests with this festive 'wreath'. It's showstopping but so easy to make with mini cupcakes and green icing.

Total Time

1 hour

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Serves

24
Ingredients Method

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  • 60ml vegetable oil
  • 100g Onken Natural Yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 120g plain flour
  • 120g golden caster sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp mixed spice
  • Pinch salt
  • BRANDY BUTTERCREAM
  • 150g unsalted butter, softened
  • 300g icing sugar
  • 1-2 tsp brandy, or brandy flavouring
  • ½ tsp green gel food colouring (this depends on strength of colour you want)
  • Gold and silver star sprinkles, candles etc to decorate

Step-by-step

  1. 1 Heat the oven to 180C, 160C fan, gas mark 4 and put 24 mini cupcakes cases into a mini cupcake tin.
  2. 2 Measure the oil into a jug then beat in the yogurt and egg until fully combined.
  3. 3 In a mixing bowl stir together the remaining ingredients.
  4. 4 Stir the wet mixture into the dry and once combined divide equally between the baking cases. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, until lightly golden and a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  5. 5 Once cool enough to handle move the cupcakes to a rack to cool completely.
  6. 6 To make the buttercream beat the softened butter with the icing sugar until light and fluffy.
  7. 7 Add the brandy and green colouring and beat until fully combined and there are no streaks of colour.
  8. 8 Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a medium closed star nozzle, or star nozzle.
  9. 9 Arrange the cupcakes close together in a wreath configuration, then pipe in blobs, so that the icing on each cupcake touches the one next to it.
  10. Optional Decorate with the stars to finish.

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