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North Pole Cupcakes

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What do you think of these North Pole Cupcakes? Aren’t they just the cutest? I think they are pretty neat and unique myself.  My grand baby loves them.  Of course she loves any sweet that she can get her hands on. 😉  Christmas time is my favorite Holiday of the year.  Not because of the gifts, but because it has always been a time where most of the family gets together.  Family members that we do not always get to see from near and afar.  Our house fills up with over 50 people as we have a huge family.  I will always cherish the memories with my family. 

North Pole Cupcakes

My family will soon be here and I am excited to be able to show them these wonderful North Pole Cupcakes.  They are too cute.  I know it will be one of them many talks of the Holiday get-together.   Two weeks seem so far away until they get here and enjoy the festivities.  When they arrive I will enjoy every bit of our time together.  

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I hope that you will try this recipe below and make them for your family.. There is still time to get these on your list of goodies to make.  I have included the recipe card below for your convenience.  It is so easy to use and no writing the whole recipe out, which is even better. 

 

North Pole Cupcakes

North Pole Cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/4 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 plus 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 plus 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 C heavy cream
  • 1/4 C sour cream
  • Toppings for cupcakes
  • 1/2 C melted butter
  • 1 C sugar

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 3 C powder sugar
  • 5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp peppermint
  • 3-5 drops red food coloring
  • 1 C crushed candy canes
  • 1 piping bag fitted with a large star tip

Royal Icing Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1 disposable piping bag fitted with a number 2 tip

Decorating Ingredients

  • 12 sticks of cinnamon candy canes sticks
  • 12 green M&M's
  • 1 container of chocolate fondant, Sold at Michael's craft store
  • 1 C of powder sugar

Instructions

Cupcake Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with liners
  2. In a standing mixer beat sugar and butter until creamed
  3. Add egg and mix until fully incorporated
  4. Beat in vanilla extract, salt, baking soda, and baking powder
  5. Combine the heavy cream into the wet mixture
  6. Add in flour, a little at a time.
  7. Add in the sour cream
  8. Spoon batter about 1/2 full.
  9. Bake in oven for about 22 minutes or until the center of the cupcake comes out clean with a toothpick.

Frosting Instructions

  1. Using a standing mixer combine all ingredients except the food coloring and candy canes and mix on medium speed until combined, smooth and stiff
  2. Place the piping bag into a medium cup and fold the bag over the edges
  3. Split into two bowls and add red food coloring into one bowl and mix until combined
  4. Using a rubber spatula scoop some red frosting onto one side of the piping bag
  5. Repeat the step with the white frosting
  6. Pipe frosting onto the cooled cupcakes

Royal Icing Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients into a standing mixer and mix on medium speed until stiff peaks form
  2. Scoop icing into piping bag and set aside

Decorating Instructions

  1. Using royal icing, pipe a small dollop of icing onto the top of the candy cane sticks and place a green M&M on top
  2. Using a cutting sprinkle some powder sugar onto the cutting board
  3. Using your hands knead the fondant until soft and easy to work with
  4. Roll out the fondant until about 1/4 an inch thick
  5. Cut 12 rectangles about 3 inches in width and 1 1/2 in length
  6. Using the royal icing, pipe out North Pole onto the middle of the rectangles
  7. On the top of the rectangles pipe on the snow
  8. Let dry for 3 hours
  9. Once the rectangles are dry, carefully flip them over and and add a small dot of royal icing
  10. Place the rectangle onto the center of the candy cane stick and hold for 15 seconds
  11. repeat steps with remaining rectangles
  12. Enjoy!

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I hope that these North Pole Cupcakes look so delicious to you that you will make them for your family.  If you do make them come back after the Holidays and let us know what your family thought of them.  I will try to remember to let you know what my family says about the ones I will be making for them.  Enjoy and Merry Christmas from our home to yours!  

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