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Christmas Wreath Cupcakes – festive vacation cupcakes with piped buttercream wreaths in three completely different designs. A brand new tutorial by our contributor Whitney DePaoli.

Christmas Wreath Cupcakes | by Whitney DePaoli for TheCakeBlog.com

Christmas Wreath Cupcakes | by Whitney DePaoli for TheCakeBlog.com

I’ve made all types of Vacation-inspired bakes over time, from towering Christmas tree truffles to gingerbread home impressed initiatives and the whole lot in between. However this yr, as buying facilities in all places string their Vacation lights and grasp their festive wreaths, it dawned on me that wreath designs would make the proper cupcake toppers for the season. I took to the drafting board (actually, that’s how all of my concepts begin!) and started working piping these cute little wreath cupcakes and principally squealed with delight seeing the thought come to life. They’re so festive! 

Christmas Wreath Cupcakes | by Whitney DePaoli for TheCakeBlog.com

I attempted three completely different wreath designs for this unfold and ended up loving all of them a lot that I’m gonna present you the right way to make the entire assortment. The number of textures and colours look so nice collectively that it’s price making all three designs! In case you’d moderately stick to at least one or two designs as an alternative of all three, that’s completely as much as you. No matter kind of wreath cupcake assortment you create, they’re assured so as to add some merriment to your vacation dessert desk.

Christmas Wreath Cupcakes | by Whitney DePaoli for TheCakeBlog.com

Christmas Wreath Cupcakes | by Whitney DePaoli for TheCakeBlog.com

Christmas Wreath Cupcakes | by Whitney DePaoli for TheCakeBlog.com

BUTTERCREAM PIPING NECESSITIES

This undertaking includes three completely different shades of inexperienced buttercream and a handful of my favourite piping ideas. Ensuring you could have couplers readily available goes to make your life an entire lot simpler with this one. You’ll be able to merely insert a coupler into every piping bag, fill each with a distinct shade of inexperienced buttercream, then swap out your piping ideas as you go alongside. The coupler units will primarily prevent from having to suit and fill extra piping luggage than you want (higher for the surroundings and your sanity)! 

Christmas Wreath Cupcakes | by Whitney DePaoli for TheCakeBlog.com

In case you’ve by no means labored with couplers earlier than, they’re actually easy to make use of. Simply insert the larger piece into your piping bag, similar to you’ll with a piping tip. Then, suit your desired piping tip to the top of the coupler on the skin of the bag and screw the ring portion of the coupler excessive. If you’re prepared for a distinct piping tip, simply unscrew the ring, place the subsequent piping tip on, and screw it again in. Really easy! 

Though I desire American Buttercream for the whole lot I do, these wreath cupcakes will work with any buttercream that’s pipeable. So when you have a favourite model of buttercream that’s straightforward to paint and pipe with, be at liberty to make use of it! 

CHRISTMAS WREATH CUPCAKES
a tutorial by Whitney DePaoli

SUPPLIES

 

COLOR THE BUTTERCREAM

Place ⅓ cup of buttercream right into a small bowl and set it apart (we’ll hold this bowl uncolored). Place about ⅛ cup of buttercream right into a small bowl after which divide the remainder of the buttercream equally amongst three medium sized bowls. Shade the buttercream within the small bowl crimson, then colour the remaining bowls every a distinct shade or depth of inexperienced.

Christmas Wreath Cupcakes | by Whitney DePaoli for TheCakeBlog.com

You’ll be able to be at liberty to make use of any meals colour gel of your choice, however I used Americolor Tremendous Purple for the crimson buttercream and a mixture of Americolor Forest Inexperienced and Avocado for the inexperienced shades. In the case of the inexperienced buttercream, simply ensure you have a lighter inexperienced, medium inexperienced, and darkish inexperienced if you wish to create selection in your piping. 

Christmas Wreath Cupcakes | by Whitney DePaoli for TheCakeBlog.com

If you’re completed with coloring, place the crimson buttercream right into a piping bag fitted with a #3 piping tip. Then, match three piping luggage with the coupler units and fill them with the completely different shades of inexperienced buttercream. We’ll be swapping out piping ideas with the inexperienced shades, and coupler units make that course of tremendous straightforward! 

FROST THE CUPCAKES

Every of the wreath cupcake designs begin with a frivolously frosted cupcake, and that is the place the uncolored buttercream comes into play. On every of the cupcakes, use a small icing spatula to frost a skinny, even layer throughout the floor. 

Christmas Wreath Cupcakes | by Whitney DePaoli for TheCakeBlog.com

CREATE THE BERRY WREATHS

For the wreath designs with berries, match the medium inexperienced and darkish inexperienced piping luggage with piping tip #352. This tip is in any other case generally known as a leaf tip, and it’ll assist you to simply create a leafy search for your cupcakes. Beginning with both shade of inexperienced, maintain the piping tip parallel with the cupcake in order that the 2 factors of the tip are vertical (aka it seems to be like an open beak). Then, squeeze the piping bag whereas pulling it in direction of you to create leaves. Go across the total fringe of the cupcake with the primary colour, leaving open areas in your second colour. 

Christmas Wreath Cupcakes | by Whitney DePaoli for TheCakeBlog.com

Utilizing the identical leaf piping method, fill within the open areas along with your second colour. This can create a two-toned leafy wreath so that you can embellish with buttercream berries. 

Christmas Wreath Cupcakes | by Whitney DePaoli for TheCakeBlog.com

For including the buttercream berries, merely pipe dots with the crimson buttercream utilizing piping tip #3. 

Christmas Wreath Cupcakes | by Whitney DePaoli for TheCakeBlog.com

Repeat the method till you could have 4 lovely berry wreath cupcakes.

Christmas Wreath Cupcakes | by Whitney DePaoli for TheCakeBlog.com

CREATE THE PINE SPRIG WREATHS

This one is a bit more time consuming, however so definitely worth the effort! Match every of the three inexperienced piping luggage with a #3 piping tip. Beginning with the inexperienced shade of your selection, pipe pine sprigs across the fringe of the cupcake, leaving loads of room for the subsequent two shades. Basically, a pine sprig includes piping a line with v shapes excessive of it. 

Christmas Wreath Cupcakes | by Whitney DePaoli for TheCakeBlog.com

Fill within the open areas with the next two colours within the pine sprig designs till you could have little or no white house peeking by way of. 

Christmas Wreath Cupcakes | by Whitney DePaoli for TheCakeBlog.com

Christmas Wreath Cupcakes | by Whitney DePaoli for TheCakeBlog.com

Repeat the method till you could have 4 fairly pine sprig wreath cupcakes.

Christmas Wreath Cupcakes | by Whitney DePaoli for TheCakeBlog.com

CREATE THE SPRINKLED WREATHS

For these enjoyable sprinkley wreaths, match the piping luggage with the darker shades of inexperienced with a #199 piping tip. Beginning with the colour of your selection, maintain the piping tip vertically over the floor of the cupcake, squeeze, and pull in direction of you. This can create some cute little drop stars. Proceed including them across the edges of the cupcake, leaving loads of house to fill in with the opposite shade of inexperienced.

Christmas Wreath Cupcakes | by Whitney DePaoli for TheCakeBlog.com

Fill within the open areas with extra drop stars within the subsequent shade of inexperienced. 

Christmas Wreath Cupcakes | by Whitney DePaoli for TheCakeBlog.com

Then, add sprinkles over the floor to create the look of ornaments. I used Fancy Sprinkles within the “Serendipity” combine for this half, however you possibly can be at liberty to make use of any spherical sprinkles you need!

Christmas Wreath Cupcakes | by Whitney DePaoli for TheCakeBlog.com

Repeat the method for the remaining 4 cupcakes. 

Christmas Wreath Cupcakes | by Whitney DePaoli for TheCakeBlog.com

Don’t these wreath cupcakes look wonderful collectively? They’re excellent for any vacation get together unfold.

Christmas Wreath Cupcakes | by Whitney DePaoli for TheCakeBlog.com

You’ll want to give these festive wreath cupcakes a do that season and Glad Holidays to all! 

 


 

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