Monday, December 20, 2010

Poinsettia Cupcakes

Can you tell I'm completely obsessed with poinsettias? First, hundreds of poinsettia cookies, now poinsettia cupcakes!

I've had this idea ever since I made the hydrangea cupcakes for Thanksgiving. I made my favorite chocolate cake recipe, then flavored the frosting with peppermint extract.

I really needed a larger tip, a #366, but since I couldn't seem to find one other than ordering it, I made do with a #352.

I started at the edges, going around the cupcake, then worked my way in, making the ones closer to the center stand up more than the others.

I then used a #283 for the green center and a #3 for the yellow dots.

These were so much fun to make! I'm definitely going to be making some for our Christmas.