Today was the first real snowfall of winter and it inspired me to decorate some cute snowflake cupcakes. I will be honest I do not enjoy snow. I am not a person who likes to go skiing, snowboarding, or even just play in the snow. I much prefer to be sitting inside covered in blankets sipping my hot tea waiting for summer to come. However, I can’t deny the beauty of snow falling and how pretty decorating with snowflakes can be. So as long as I am watching the snow fall from my window and I’m creating my own snowflakes out of white chocolate I am good to go.
I really enjoyed making these snowflake cupcakes because they look elegant and they all look different. Making them reminds me of when I was a kid and I would make paper snowflakes. Folding a piece of paper and then cutting little shapes to create a unique snowflake each time. That is what it nice about these cupcakes, each one can be different and they will still look great.
Start with a piece of parchment paper and draw your snowflakes. I used a thin sharpie on the non-waxy side of the paper.
Once you have drawn the snowflakes you will need to melt white chocolate candy melts. I suggest doing this over a double boiler. I suggest doing the double boiler for two reasons, 1) you can control the consistency of the chocolate a little bit better and 2) the hot water from your double boiler will come in handy later. Once you have melted the chocolate place it in a pastry bag using the coupler and tip #1. Do not throw away your water, set it aside.
Flip the parchment paper over so that the sharpie side is facing down and trace over the sharpie markings with the white chocolate. The chocolate will firm up in the bag as you go. Dip your pastry bag in the hot water to loosen the chocolate. If your tip gets clogged dip the tip in the water to unclog. Add silver beads to snowflakes to add detail if desired. The best way to do this is to attach with a dab of white chocolate after the snowflake has cooled.
Ice the cupcakes with your favorite icing. If you need a butter cream icing, click HERE. Let the chocolate completely cool before taking the snowflakes off the parchment paper. Be very careful when doing this, they will be fragile. Place them on the cupcakes gently.
Look at how gorgeous they are! Remember each snowflake is unique so you can’t go wrong with your creations. I would love to see what you come up with.