Here in NJ we have only seen a dusting of snow so far, so I decided to make my own snow! The day I made these chocolate snowflakes, the weather was spectacular…warm and sunny! Wish it would always be that way but I am sure the snow is on the way.
Here are the supplies I used for this fabulous winter dessert:
- boxed cake mix • I used a white cake mix
- canned vanilla icing
- white nonpareils
- Wilton white candy melts
- Wilton Candy Decorating Bags
- Sugar sprinkles
- 3 different sizes of cupcake liners • I wanted to have a variety
- a piece of copy paper and a Sharpie
- wax paper and a cookie sheet
After a LOT of experimenting with different shapes of snowflakes (you can thank me now, however, my butt did not since I ate most of the failures!), I ended up with an easy design that could be made in different sizes. Since I had decided to make 3 different sizes of cupcakes, I wanted to make sure the snowflakes fit the top of each. I created my pattern by drawing a simple 5 line shape that forms the main structure of the snowflake. Tuck the pattern under a piece of wax paper on top of a cookie sheet and you are ready to go.
I melted my chocolate in a decorating bag in my microwave according to the directions, and snipped off a tiny section in the bottom. Start with the 5 lines to form the snowflake. Next, add in the “V” shape between each line. Finish with a round knob at the end of each point. Before the chocolate starts to harden, add the sugar sprinkles. Tip: depending on how fast you can make the snowflakes, you might want to add the sprinkles right after you make each one.While the snowflakes are hardening (either on the counter or in the frig if you need them faster), ice your cupcakes. You don’t have to be very precise with this as the next step is to add the white nonpareils on top. I love the way this creates a snowy landscape for my snowflake to land on!
Add your snowflakes to the cupcakes. I did press them down slightly to make sure they were secure. Having a few extra chocolate snowflakes for decorating the plate is also a good idea!
These would make a great Christmas dessert for the neighborhood get-together or for a winter birthday party! The options are endless and can stretch right into January. Use a red velvet cake with the white icing and snowflakes and you could even serve them for Valentine’s Day!!
What do you think would be the best occasion to serve these? I personally think you can never go wrong with cupcakes!
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