Recipe of the Week: Christmas Tree Cupcakes
Our latest Rosmerta’s Recipes feature comes just in time for the holiday season. These tasty treats are courtesy of Tina, who runs Sugar Bean Bakers. In keeping with her tradition of looking to a Harry Potter film that speaks to the season for baking inspiration, she tells us that her latest idea comes from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, notable for its mesmerizing Great Hall Christmas decor. Who can forget those staggering Christmas trees? Certainly not us, now that Tina has created these Potter-themed Christmas Tree Cupcakes, decorated as beautifully as the Hogwarts Christmas tree.
Not only do they look great, but Tina tells us that these cupcakes are also simple to prepare:
You just bake up any cupcake flavor of your choosing, frost with a little white, sprinkle on a little sanding sugar, pipe on a little green swirly tree, decorate, and… done!
These cupcakes just might be the perfect alternative to traditional and labor-intensive treats, like gingerbread houses with their scores of intricate details or puddings with their hours of chilling. Given how many of us are bogged down with the usual business of the season, being able to whip up something that is simple to prepare and yet impressive enough to be the “dessert du jour” is essential.
Have fun with these designs! Play around with matching the tree decorations to Hogwarts Houses, add a glittering Golden Snitch to top the tree, or find new ways to create magic with your unique style. With all the possibilities, we are sure you can give your cupcakes that perfect personal touch.
Thanks again to Tina, and we would also like to offer a special thanks to Darla of Bakingdom, who supplied the buttercream base recipe for this dish. Be sure to check out Rosmerta’s Recipes for many more fun recipes like this one. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section, and don’t forget that anyone is welcome to submit a recipe to us. Until next time, happy tasting, and we wish you a wonderful holiday season!