Ingredients

How to make it

  • Sift the cake flour twice.
  • Using 2 large mixing bowls, sift together twice, flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and cocoa.
  • Transfer to a medium mixing bowl.
  • Add butter.
  • Mix until everything is fine and crumbly like wet sand.
  • Add oil, eggs, vanilla and milk.
  • Mix well.
  • Mix with hand mixer on highspeed for 4 minutes until thick and fluffy.
  • Spoon into greased muffin tins to the top.
  • Bake for 26 - 27 minutes on 180 degrees.
  • Let the cupcakes cool for 7 minutes bfore transferring to a cool rack.
  • Store the cupcakes after cooling in an airtight plastic container overnight to soften the edges for cutting.
  • Assembling the trees:
  • Cut 12 red and 12 green cherries into quaters and then each quarter into 6 - 8 bits.
  • Place in separate bowl for later use.
  • Whip up the cream.
  • Place cupcake upside down on a cutting surface.
  • Slice off the bottom of cupcake.
  • Set bottom aside.
  • Take the cap and place it upright.
  • Carefully slice a bit off the top to make the tree top (1st layer)
  • Slice rest of the cap into two equal layers.
  • Place the bottom part upright and scoop out a hole using a melon baller or knife.
  • Using a pastry bag fitter with a star tip, pipe out a bit of toppint into the hole.
  • Insert a whole cherry.
  • Pipe out topping to cover the cherry.
  • Place bottom layer with top cut side facing up, over the piped topping.
  • Pipe cream over it
  • Repeat with other layers.
  • Don't pipe anyting on top yet.
  • Sprinkle rainbow sprinkles all around.
  • Put cut cherries all around.
  • Pipe out a star on top.
  • Put silver dragee on top.
  • Sift some icing sugar over.
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  • mmmmjo 9 years ago
    What a great recipe! can you substitue normal or holemeal flour for cake flour?
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  • carmenperez 11 years ago
    Hi hun
    i agree with evryone
    over the top!!!!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    momto4 ate it and said...
    Thanks these look amazing!
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    " It was excellent "
    ambus ate it and said...
    Simply beautiful!
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    " It was good "
    zhiannablu ate it and said...
    love this one!
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    " It was excellent "
    tuilelaith ate it and said...
    Wonderful pictures, these look divine.
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  • krumkake 12 years ago
    What an adorable holiday idea, liezel - they will look so festive on the holiday "treats" tray...thank you for sharing this!
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    " It was excellent "
    pink ate it and said...
    These will be a big hit with the Bunny's! Tops!
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  • organicmama 12 years ago
    These are just darling, thank you.
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  • michelle73 12 years ago
    These are so cute! Great post!
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    Wow..I just can't believe,so creative.
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  • liezel 12 years ago
    Thank you. Let's get into the festive mood!
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    " It was excellent "
    mumtazcatering ate it and said...
    hi liezel what n awesome idea !!!!!!!!!!!
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