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

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.

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