CHRISTMAS CUPCAKE SHOES

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 christmas cupcake shoes

 

Jingle Bells and all that jazz, can you believe it’s just over 2 weeks the Christmas!!  These past few weeks have flown in. I’ve just managed to finish the Christmas decorations in time for the 8th December which is always my latest.

We now have 6 Christmas Trees.  YES, that’s not a mistype I definitely mean 6.  My two oldest have one each in their bed rooms.  I have one in the kitchen & the hall. The youngest two have one in the “Xbox” room. The main one is in the front room window .  The electricity bill will be mental in January as my hubbie  is constantly reminding me when I come home with another set of lights lol.

I absolutely love Christmas Baking and there never seems to be enough time to get everything done that I want to bake – BUT I couldn’t let this Christmas go without sharing these really gorgeous Christmas Cupcake Shoes!! Would you believe I actually made these last year and never posted the recipe.

 

christmas cupcake shoes

 

christmas cupcake shoes

We had a small Christmas Party for a few close friends last year and these Christmas Cupcake Shoes  were a huge hit. I promise they are not difficult at all a bit finicky maybe, you just need some time. The cupcake recipe itself is a very simple one.  The frosting – you just mix everything in an electric mixer.  The fun part is the decorating.

 

christmas cupcake shoes

 

I used Cadburys Chocolate Fingers for the heels and stuck these on with melted chocolate to some plain rectangle biscuits.  When it hardens just stick it into the top of the frosted cupcake.

I kept it simple with just a chocolate cupcake filled with some Nutella –  of course you could use any flavour cupcake you want,  just let your imagination go wild.

 

christmas cupcake shoes

 

These cupcakes would make a great “kid friendly” bake, but which ever way you make them I guarantee they will be “absolutely fabulous darling”

 

CHRISTMAS CUPCAKE SHOES

Prep Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 6 cupcakes

Calories per serving: 200KCL

CHRISTMAS CUPCAKE SHOES

Turn a simple chocolate cupcake into a Christmas Delight with these CHRISTMAS CUPCAKE SHOES. this is the perfect bake to do with kids,just let your imagination go and have fun

Ingredients

    CUPCAKES
  • 175g un-salted butter (at room temperature), cut into large pieces
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 2tsp cocoa powder
  • 175g caster sugar

  • 1⁄2 tsp baking powder

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1⁄2 tsp vanilla extract
  • jam and lemon curd or Nutella etc if you want to fill your cupcake (optional)
    FROSTING
  • 250 ml whipping cream
  • 1 tub mascarpone
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. icing sugar
  • 150g melted chocolate
    DECORATION
  • 1-2 quantity of above chocolate frosting
  • edible Christmas decorations, to decorate
  • 1 box of Cadburys chocolate fingers
  • 1 pkt rectangle rich tea biscuits plain
  • 150g milk chocolate bar for melting

Instructions

    CUPCAKES
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4.
  • Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cupcake or muffin cases.
  • Put all the cake ingredients into a large bowl and beat with an electric hand whisk or a wooden spoon until smooth and evenly mixed. Divide the mixture evenly between the paper cases.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the cakes are well risen and firm on top. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  • Cool the cupcakes in the tins.
  • (if filling the cupcakes, remove small bit from centre of cupcake and insert filling before frosting
  • optional)
    FROSTING
  • Whip up the cream, mascarpone, icing sugar & vanilla in an electric mixer until thick. Spoon ½ the frosting into a separate bowl and leave to one side for piping.
  • Melt the chocolate, let cool for a few minutes then add to the remaining frosting in the mixer and whip again for 2 mins.
  • Spoon the frosting into icing bags for piping
    ASSEMBLE THE SHOES
  • While cakes are cooling, dip 10 rich tea biscuits in melted chocolate. Leave to harden for a few minutes.
  • Stick 3 Cadbury fingers together with melted chocolate and then stick to end of rich tea biscuit with melted chocolate. This makes the sole and heel. Do this for each cupcake. leave to harden
  • Pipe your frosting into the cupcakes.
  • Stick the "biscuit heel and sole" in to one end of cupcake to make shoe.
  • Decorate to your hearts content.
http://irishbakingadventures.com/christmas-cupcake-shoes/

 

 

For my overseas readers I have included  a conversion tool below !!  You can use it to convert grms to cups etc.

 

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