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Christmas Tree Cupcakes

These delicious light and fluffy Christmas Tree Cupcakes make for a fabulously festive Christmas and are perfect for a party, for Christmas day.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Makes: 10 cupcakes
Ingredients

Sponge

3 eggs
175g self-raising flour
175g soft butter
175g caster sugar
1 tsp orange extract
75g dried cranberries, chopped

Icing

200g soft butter
500g icing sugar
4 tbsp milk
Green food gel colouring
1 tsp orange extract

Decoration

Gold or silver edible balls
Red & yellow diamond jelly sweets
Mini edible stars
Chocolate orange Matchmakers
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 160C Fan. Line a 12 hole muffin tin with cupcake cases.
  2. Measure the sponge ingredients into a bowl. Whisk using an electric hand whisk until light and fluffy. Spoon into the cases.
  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes and then leave to cool on a wire rack.
  4. Measure the icing ingredients into a bowl. Whisk until light and fluffy. Spoon into a piping bag with a fluted star nozzle.
  5. Pipe little stars onto the cakes to look like green needles.
  6. Arrange on a large board to make a Christmas Tree shape. Put one cake at the bottom and decorate with Matchmakers to make the trunk.
  7. Use the edible balls, sweets and stars as Christmas decorations.

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