Cupcake Decoration Ideas

Why vegans or those suffering from egg allergy miss on scrumptious cupcakes, this Christmas. There are several variations of which, this one is simply lip smacking.

This easy vegan cupcake is no hassle and ready within minutes. Top with butter cream or cream cheese frosting or with fondant decorations. You can also have it as it is.
1½ cup - Flour
1 cup - Sugar superfine
1 tsp - Baking soda
½ cup - Sunflower oil
¼ cup - Cocoa
1½ tsp -Vinegar
1 tsp - Vanilla essence
1 tsp - Instant coffee
1 cup - Warm water
Pre-heat the oven to 180C and line the tin with cupcake cases.
In the bowl mix flour, soda and vinegar.
Add the remaining ingredients using your electric mixer, or hand mixer beat for 5 minutes on medium speed. Divide the mixture equally between the paper cases and level the tops.
Bake in the pre heated oven for approx. 20-25 minutes or until well rise and springy to touch. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
Cupcake decorating ideas with fondant
Fondant is a versatile ingredient. Just roll out and cut it, imprint or emboss designs, add colour and shine (metallic shades) to make fancy creations.
You can do anything from ruffle borders to flowers and figurines etc. Make designs and top them as it is or pipe cream icing and place the decorations thereafter. The choice is simply endless.
Personally, I would suggest ready rolled fondant or satin ice fondant, because of the benefits:
Highly elastic, therefore, easy to shape
Tends to be smoother
Long shelf life up to 1 year
Time saving - no kneading, no mess or guesswork
Certain fondant tools to make cupcake decorating easy. There are many different types of tools, but for my suggestive designs you need:
Rolling Pin - From start to finish when working with fondant there is rolling to do! When making fondant cake tops, Santa's beard, scarf for the snow man so on.
Cookie cutters for making circular cut outs as our fondant top.
Paint brush for sticking designs with edible glue.
Fondant tools required are pin, scalpel, ball and paw tool for shaping different parts.
Suggestive Christmas theme try out:
A stand up snowman in warm clothes in the blistering cold
Santa with a handful of candies for kids
A sumptuous plate of Christmas meals - carrots, Brussels sprout, turkey and wine bottle
The elf enjoying the Christmas party
Sleigh ladened with gifts
Creative decorating ideas for christmas cupcakes

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