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Intermediate
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candy curl cupcakes

Looking for a quick and easy Christmas dessert for the kids? These Candy Curl Christmas Cupcakes are a great solution. Topped with homemade buttercream frosting and red, white and green candy curls, these cupcakes are a sweet treat even Santa won’t be able to refuse! Use your favorite chocolate or chocolate peppermint cake recipe for added holiday flavor!
Step 1

Melt 4 oz. Dark Green, White and Red candy, separately, according to package instructions. Add 2 teaspoons of melted shortening to each melted color; stir until melted.

Step 2

Starting with Dark Green candy, pipe 2 oz. of candy in one of the mini loaf pan cavities. Tap on surface to level candy. Let cool at room temperature, about 5 minutes.

Step 3

Repeat with white and red candy, then repeat entire step again for 6 layers of candy. Chill until set, about 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 4

Remove candy from pan; let come to room temperature. Using vegetable peeler, shave along long side of candy.

Step 5

Click here for the cake batter. Bake and cool cupcakes in kraft liners.

Step 6

Now, click here for the buttercream recipe.

Step 7

Using spatula, ice cupcakes. Top with candy curls.

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  • Favorite Chocolate Cake Mix (or Recipe)
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  • Vegetable Peeler
  • Shortening
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