Knitting and Crochet
Christmas goes miniature this year, with these totally adorable mini gingerbread house cupcakes! This fun twist on a Christmas classic, the gingerbread house, is a great way to try out making gingerbread, paired with a reliable favourite, the humble cupcake!
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White Non-Stick Rolling Pin 33cm
Bakewell Non-Stick Baking Paper
Metal Piping Tips 12 Pack
Wilton 12-Inch Disposable Decorating Bags 24 Pack
Betty Crocker Velvety Vanilla Buttercream Style Icing 400g
Rainbow Dust Sprinkles Pearlescent White
Renshaw White Royal Icing 400g
For the Gingerbread
110g Dark Brown Sugar
1 egg yolk
375g Plain Flour
1 teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
3 teaspoons Ground Ginger
175g Golden Syrup
Batch of cupcakes
Vanilla frosting or buttercream
White/clear edible sugar crystals
Pre heat oven to 180 degrees C or 160 degrees C for Fan assisted.
Beat butter, sugar and egg with mixer until smooth.
Stir in sifted dry ingredients and syrup in 2 batches. Divide into workable amounts.
Roll out in between 2 lots of parchment to 5mm thickness.
When cutting out the templates cut one side a little longer and bend it back to create a flap to pull the template from the gingerbread.
Cut out a set of house templates (remember there are some shapes that require 2 pieces).
Place the sheet with the cut out templates on an oven try and bake.
Remove from the oven, recut around the templates if their shape has distorted while baking.Wait to cool
Fix together with royal icing and pipe extra decoration on the roof and front if you wish. Leave to set.
Pipe your buttercream or frosting onto your cupcakes using whatever style you prefer – we chose to use a ruffled tip.
Top your cupcake with one of your mini gingerbread houses and finish off with a sprinkling of sugar crystal ‘snow’.
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