Snowflake Cupcakes with Docrafts

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Snowflake Cupcakes with Docrafts

snowflake Cupcakes

Recently I received a Little Venice Cake Company Cupcake Starter Kit to Review. If you enjoy making cupcakes then I can highly recommend this kit. It retails at £9.99 and contains 6 stainless steel nozzles and disposable piping bags.

Little Venice cake company Starter Kit

To demonstrate the shapes they can make, I did what any mum of children would do and filled them with Play Doh.

piping nozzles

If you are looking at icing cupcakes on the internet, you tube videos and recipes will often tell you which type of nozzle to use. I decided that I would have a go at two tone frosting for my snowflake cupcakes and used the LVCC 2 nozzle.

To make the snowflake cupcakes you will need:

White and blue icing prepared with CMC
A snowflake plunger cutter
Betty Crockers vanilla frosting
Blue colouring (ideally paste but I used liquid.)
Little Venice Cake Company nozzle 2 and disposable piping bag
Little Venice Cake Company Elegant Cupcake Kit
Silver sugar balls
Cupcakes

I started by preparing the white and blue icing with CMC and leaving overnight. I then used a small snowflake plunger to make white and blue snowflakes.

snowflakes made from icing


I cooked my cupcakes using a 4oz sugar, 4oz self raising flour, 4oz caster sugar and 2 eggs. I baked them at 150 degrees C and used the elegant cupcake cases.

To decorate the cakes I chose the LVCC 2 nozzle from the cupcake starter kit. I cut the end off the disposable piping bag and pushed the nozzle in place. I then make up a small amount of blue frosting using blue colouring and Betty Crockers vanilla frosting. I then placed this in the piping bag and smoothed it over the edges of the bag.

two tone icing

I then placed the bag into a pint glass and opened the bag up. In the middle I added the white frosting.

two tone icing

I then used this to decorate the cupcakes, giving a two tone effect.

two tone icing cupcakes

I finished the cupcakes off by adding the snowflakes and silver sugar balls.

snowflake cupcakes



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I was given the cupcake starter kit for the purpose of this review but the opinions here are my own.

71 comments:

  1. Ooh Louise, these look scrummy - look at you going all nigella on me! And can I just say, awesome Tots score this month - well done lady! x x

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  2. Louise Fairweather18 November 2014 at 20:03

    Thank you on both counts. I do like my baking - and my boys like to eat it :-)

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  3. these look STUNNING! x

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  4. Louise Fairweather19 November 2014 at 09:26

    Thank you! I must admit I am quite shocked at how well they turned out x

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  5. They Are Too Beautiful To Eat!. I Wish My Hands Were Steady Enough To Make Them Too

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  6. Far too good to eat!

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  7. Aww these are fabulous :) I wanna try and make some :)

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  8. Think I'll have a go at making these,they look fab!

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  9. Louise Fairweather26 November 2014 at 09:06

    If only my boys thought the same - gone in seconds!

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  10. Louise Fairweather26 November 2014 at 09:06

    The icing is fun to have a go at

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  11. they look lovely!

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  12. These look delightful, love the two tone effect, very lavish.

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  13. Very clever, these look great

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  14. Louise Fairweather26 November 2014 at 16:50

    Thanks

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  15. Samantha Woodlock26 November 2014 at 21:10

    would love to try these

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  16. They look fantastic

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  17. Really beautiful <3

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  18. they look nice, will try some

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  19. Wow! - They're almost too beautiful to eat!

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  20. They look amazing, I am actually going to give these try

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  21. OMG! Definitely the BEST LOOKING cupcakes I've ever seen!! :-) xx (Laura Jeffs)

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  22. these are beautiful...too pretty to eat?

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  23. Wow. these are fab!

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  24. Mmm these look great! Would be perfect for my daughters frozen birthday party she is having in a couple of months! :) xx

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  25. These look great. Very seasonal.

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  26. AngieCupcake Reviews30 November 2014 at 19:42

    These are stunning and really are simple when you know how! Absolutely Love the two-tone icing!

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  27. Amanda Doyle Hart30 November 2014 at 20:21

    These are lovely :)

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  28. Lorraine Tinsley1 December 2014 at 00:00

    These are brilliant, they would be fab for a Frozen themed party

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  29. Life at the Little Wood4 December 2014 at 12:44

    So pretty! My girls would love these particularly, as they are big Frozen fans! Xx #savouringtheseason

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  30. So pretty, love the snowflakes especially. Would make for a very elegant tea party.

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  31. Stephanie Whitehouse,6 December 2014 at 15:51

    that snowflake cutter is brilliant

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  32. They look nice. My wife would love those.

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  33. I want a piping bag

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  34. The snowflake cutter is excellent.

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  35. too good to eat!

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  36. These look lovely, like a cupcake from the film Frozen!

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  37. Wow, these are so pretty! Would be almost a shame to eat them!

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  38. These look fantastic!

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  39. they look too good to eat very very pretty sums up Christmas in a cupcake lovely

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  40. Yummyyy, these cupcakes look so lovely! <3

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  41. They look great!

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  42. they look beautiful

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  43. These look great! I bet they taste amazing!

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  44. That is a good price for the kit and they look yummy as well

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  45. Catherine Gregory21 December 2014 at 12:23

    Sooooo talented! I can bake but I cannot decorate at all lol, these look amazing

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  46. Wow I didn't realise doing the two-tone icing would be as easy as this! Thanks for this, and they look great

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  47. Great idea & pictures.

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  48. kimthomasandaimee21 December 2014 at 15:41

    These look lovely. I want to try them with my Frozen mad daughter ^_^

    Kim Howard.

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  49. ooooh they look to good to eat! Gorgeous!

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  50. I need that snowflake puncher!

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  51. they look gorgeous i wish i could make these

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  52. Mmm..snowflake cupcakes: arty and delicious.

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  53. They look so delicate and tasty.

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  54. Good tip on achieving the two-tone swirly effect icing

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  55. I'm so full of our Christmas dinner we had today but I could so eat these now <3

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  56. aww they are brilliant!!

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  57. These are really pretty and festive

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  58. These look so delicat and beautiful and so nice to have on the Christmas tea table hope they taste as good, will be making some this week

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  59. Love those cupcakes

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  60. these look so yummy

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  61. Judi Watson-Jones22 December 2014 at 15:12

    I think they are amazing and thats some talent there - jealous

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  62. Really lovely - too good to eat!

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  63. these look yummy would love 2 give them a try at making them

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  64. These look lush and would go perfectly with a good cup of Coffee or Tea :)

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  65. Seriously cute! Nozzles look great. I have 2 plastic ones which are useless. Perhaps I need to hunt these down in the January sales! Thanks for linking up with #SavouringtheSeason Sorry I'm so late!

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  66. Louise Fairweather27 December 2014 at 21:03

    They are only £9.99 and come with 6 bags. Definitely worth investing in x

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  67. Louise Fairweather27 December 2014 at 21:03

    Thanks - I am a total amateur!

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  68. Louise Fairweather27 December 2014 at 21:04

    Think it will be out every year!

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