Cranberry Cupcakes

It’s now past Christmas but that doesn’t mean you can’t still make cranberry cupcakes!  I had a major baking session today and these were the last thing I did this afternoon – now I have to run and get ready for tonight’s Hogmanay street party!  Before I do, I have added some photos showing how I frost my cupcakes:

Cranberry Cupcakes, Sam Loves Cake

I used cranberry cream cheese frosting that I beat to a stiff consistency:

Cranberry Cream Cheese Icing, Sam Loves Cake

Fresh cranberries to top:

Cranberries, Sam Loves Cake

Large circular tip:

Circular Nozzle, Sam Loves Cake

I find the easiest way to fill piping bags is to fold the edges of the piping bag over the side of a tall glass.  This stops the bag flopping over to one side and spilling the frosting out onto your worktop:

Setting up a piping bag, Sam Loves Cake

I hold the piping bag tip very close to the centre of the cupcake:

Piping Icing, Sam Loves Cake

I then hold the bag upright and begin applying pressure, quickly increasing pressure as the icing begins to flow out:

Piping Icing, Sam Loves Cake

I apply a firm pressure and do not rotate my wrist at all, the icing should spread across the cake and grow into a dome shape:

Piping Icing, Sam Loves Cake

When I have enough icing on my cake, I stop applying pressure and lightly press the tip in to the top of the dome and then lift it off the cake:

Piping Icing, Sam Loves Cake

Piping Icing, Sam Loves Cake

I then decorate with small cranberries:

Cranberry Cupcake, Sam Loves Cake

Cranberry Cupcakes, Sam Loves Cake

Easy!

Eve x

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3 thoughts on “Cranberry Cupcakes

  1. Those cupcakes look really good. I always enjoy finding new cupcake recipes. I just added a new recipe for Butterfinger Cupcakes… check it out! 🙂

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