- Servings: 24
- Course: Dessert
Need something tasty to bake on a snowy day? These holiday cupcakes are perfect for anyone looking to celebrate the season or just enjoy something delicious on a snowy day. Baking these winter-themed cupcakes in Reynolds® StayBrite® Baking Cups is a perfect way to dress your cupcakes up in holiday cheer.
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- Reynolds® StayBrite® Baking Cups (Holiday Swirl)
- 1 package (18.25 ounces) yellow cake mix
- 1 package ready-to-use white rolled fondant
- 1 package toothpicks
- Red food coloring or icing color gel
- 6 chocolate kiss candies, unwrapped
- Multicolored sprinkles Nonpareils, sprinkles and small red candies
PREHEAT oven to 350°F.
PLACE Reynolds Baking Cups in muffin pans; set aside.
PREPARE cake mix following package directions for 24 cupcakes. Spoon batter into baking cups
BAKE following package directions (17 to 23 minutes). Cool.
DIVIDE fondant into two pieces; 2/3 will be used for the snowmen, 1/3 will be tinted and used for the hat and scarf.
MAKE Snowmen 1.Roll white fondant into balls 12 balls (2 per snowman), six, to be used for the heads, should be about 2-inches in diameter, six, for the bodies, should be slightly bigger. 2.Stack the heads onto the bodies using a toothpick. 3.Tint 1/3 of rolled fondant with food coloring by placing it in a plastic bag and following package directions. 4.Roll pink fondant about 1/4-inch thick. MAKE scarf 1.Use a pizza cutter to cut six (6) strips of fondant (5 to 6 ½ inches each), that are long enough to wrap around the neck of the snowman. 2.If desired, press small pieces of white fondant into the ends of the scarf. 3.Cut three (3), 1/2-inch slits on each side of the scarf to make fringe. 4.Place the scarf around the snowman's neck. Use small dots of frosting (toothpicks work well) and press to keep it in place.
MAKE hat 1.Cut 6 small triangle pieces using the size of chocolate kiss candy as a guide. 2.Wrap fondant around chocolate kiss candies with seam on back. Use small dots of frosting to seal fondant to chocolate kiss. 3.Cut 2-inch strips for hat band. Coat strip with a thin layer of frosting to hold sprinkles. Press sprinkles into each fondant hat band. 4.Wrap sprinkle covered band around hat; attach with dots of frosting. 5.If desired, cut strips of fondant to make a tassel for the hat. Coat tassel lightly with frosting, press sprinkles into tassel, and attach to hat with frosting.
DECORATE snowman 1.Use nonpareils and small red candies for eyes and nose; press into fondant. Cut mouth from pink fondant with a pizza cutter; use a small dot of frosting (toothpicks work well) to attach to face. 2.Place fondant-covered candy hat on snowman's head, using dots of frosting to hold it in place. 3.Cut mouth from pink fondant with a pizza cutter; use a small dot of frosting (toothpicks work well) to attach to face. 4.Insert toothpick into bottom of snowman. Center snowman on top of frosted cupcake