There are so many sweets to make for the holiday season , but nothing is more stress-free (while still being cute!) than a cupcake wreath. It's fun, seasonal and there are endless ways to decorate it to fit your personal style.
What You Need
- 10" cake board (will hold 7 standard-sized cupcakes)
- Baked and cooled cupcakes (use your favorite recipe)
- Buttercream ( Swiss meringue or American buttercream work great)
- Piping bags
- Piping tip of your choice
- Fondant ( buy it or make your own )
- Fondant cutters or cookie cutters
- Fondant rolling pin
- Luster dust
- Food coloring
- Melted white chocolate or candy melts
1. Bake Your Cupcakes
Bake a batch of cupcakes according to your favorite recipe. Once they've cooled to room temperature, arrange them in a circle on your board.
Make a batch of your favorite buttercream recipe and color it . (We made light pink frosting, but you can use any hue you want.) Fill a piping bag fitted with a tip of your choosing (we opted for a star tip) and pipe simple rosettes on top of each cupcake.
If you're worried about bumping into the neighboring cupcakes while you work, remove each one from the board to pipe.
3. Attach Your Cupcakes
For a clean design, avoid using milk or dark chocolate, which can squish out from under the cupcakes and are harder to wipe up.
PS: If you want your guests to dig into your wreath ASAP, you can skip this step.
4. Add Some Fondant Bling
Make your cupcake decorations using fondant. We chose snowflakes and stars, then painted each with gold luster dust.
Good to Know
You can make your cupcakes even more sparkly by adding some glitz to your buttercream with luster spray!
Arrange your fondant cut-outs on your cupcakes as you please.
5. Add the Final Touch
What's a wreath without a ribbon? Tie it into a bow and stick to your board with the remaining melted chocolate. Press it down until the chocolate sets and your bow stays in place.
And there you have it — the prettiest (and most delicious) DIY wreath for your party.
Photos by Juniper Cakery
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