Everybody loves Santa and what would be Santa without his hat? This cute Santa hat cupcakes will sweeten your Christmas holidays even more.
The first step is for sure to bake the cupcakes. Again, you can use your favorite recipe. It doesn't really matter if the cupcakes are rising very much or not. I have chosen vanilla cupcakes.
Now you collect all the ingrediences for the topping. You need the following:
- frosting mix in white color
- 300ml cream (or whatever you need for your kind of frosting mix)
- red food color
- chocolate balls
- decorating tip with large round opening (like Wilton 1A)
- white chocolate
- grated coconut
While your cupcakes are in the oven you can already start with preparing the little pompoms for your hats. You need to melt the white chocolate and dip the chocolate balls into it. Afterwards the little ball will be coated with the grated coconut. This step has to be done very quick to not melt the chocolate ball in the warm white chocolate. You can set the balls aside to cool and harden again completely.
After your cupcakes are baked and cooled you can start with the preparation of the frosting. About 2/3 of the mix needs to be dyed in red color to achieve the original Santa hat color. First you fill the remaining 1/3 of the white frosting into a piping bag with the big round tip and pipe one circle of white frosting around the edge of the cupcakes. Then they will be dipped into the grated coconut, to get the fluffy style of the cuff.
Now the hat itself can be piped with the red frosting. Last but not least the pompom will be placed on top of the frosting and there it is, your Santa hat cupcake :-)