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Decorating Christmas Trees!: Merry Christmas Everyone!!


Finally after the long long wait, Christmas is here, and I got my chance to set up my Christmas Tree, how exhilarating!  Can I ever have enough of decorating Christmas Trees! No it has to go with no end in sight! So here I am, setting up some more Christmas Trees!! With my favourite song
For the cupcakes
175 gms light muscavado sugar,
50 gms of unsalted butter,
½ teaspoon of vanilla extract,
150 gms of plain flour,
75 gms of dark chocolate chopped, into small pieces,
2 eggs beaten,
1 tablespoon of cocoa powder,
½ teaspoon of baking powder,
1 teaspoon of soda bicarbonate,
125 ml sour cream,
75 ml boiling water
Green food colouring paste,
Edible glitter and decorations
Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler; add in the butter and sugar and beat till light and creamy.  Add in the beaten eggs, mixing well at every interval., add n the Vanilla and melted chocolate and stir well.
Sift the flour, cocoa, baking powder, bicarbonate, add in the sour cream.
Divide the batter, into 12 into a muffin tray lined with muffin cases. Bake on the middle shelf of the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until golden, and check with the toothpick test. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes then to wire rack.

For the Icing
350 gms unsalted butter, softened,
700 gms icing sugar sifted
Few drops of vanilla extract
Put ¾ of the buttercream in bowl and tint it green using the food coloring paste. Leave the rest and spread over each cupcake.
Fill in the piping bag with the green frosting and start working from the center, pipe towards the edge of the cupcake. Keep layering till the time the cupcake resemble a Christmas Tree. Dust with edible glitter, and other edible decorations.

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!

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Nandita said...

Absolutely fabulous...can't take my eyes off the Christmas tree cup cakes......simply magical..God bless and Merry Christmas to you too!

Chandni said...

Thanks Nandita!! Merry Christmas to you too!!

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