Chocolate Cupcakes With Vanilla Candy Cane Icing

I used a lot of crushed candy canes in my Christmas desserts this year and this one turned out wonderfully!

All you need is to bake your favourite type of chocolate cupcake. I used a store bought mix but feel free to make yours all homemade! I decided to go for chocolate cupcakes so that the white icing and red candy cane crunch would really pop out at you!

Once your cupcakes are fully cooled down (I usually wait about an hour or so) remove the cupcake liners.

Next cut each cupcake horizontally down the middle

Using a piping page and star-point icing decorating tip place circle around the inside of the bottom half of the cupcake. Try going around the edges so that you can see the extra coming out. This step also makes it easier for your crushed candy cane to stick.

Place the top half of your cupcake back on and top it all off with a icing star and sprinkle a little bit more of your crushed candy cane on top.

VOILA, it’s that simple and they end up looking like you spent a lot of time on them!

I arranged my cupcakes on a large round platter and also placed some mini candy canes for a final touch! IMG_1577

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