HOW TO MAKE: North Pole Cupcakes


***THIS TUTORIAL WAS CREATED BY ME FOR Duncan Hines, AND WILL BE POSTED ON READYSETEAT.COM****



WHAT YOU NEED: Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix Duncan Hines Fluffy White Whipped Frosting Cupcake tins Shredded Coconut Straws with Red/White Stripes White Card Stock (paper) Red Marker Scissors Artificial Berry Stem/Branch (found in stores with other holiday decorations) Glue Dots (other adhesives also work)

HOW TO MAKE:


Step 1: Cutting Cut the straws into thirds Cut the artificial berries off of the stem; leave a small piece of the stem to go inside the straw

Step 2: Gluing Attach glue dot to the top of the straw opening Insert berry so that the stem slides into the straw and attaches with the glue dot

Step 3: North Pole Sign Cut card stock into small rectangular strips (large enough to write “North Pole”) On one side of the rectangle, cut the edges diagonally (this creates the effect of a directional sign) Write “North Pole” using the red marker Attach “North Pole” sign to the top of the straw using a glue dot

Step 4: Cup Cakes Bake red velvet cupcakes as per the directions on the Duncan Hines Cake Mix box placing batter in a lined muffin pan Once cupcakes cool, pipe Duncan  Hines Fluffy White Whipped Frosting on each cupcake

Step 5: Set the Scene Place shredded coconut on a plate (giving the appearance of snow) Place cupcakes on the plate over the shredded coconut Insert “North Pole” sign into each cupcake Optional: add shredded coconut to the top of each cupcake for a “snowy” effect)