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Winter Cupcake Trees

11/01/2012 | Cake Decorating Ideas | Duff Baking

These wintry cupcake trees are a fun project for the whole family to make together with Duff Goldman by Gartner Studios baking and decorating products.


Start with a Duff Goldman by Gartner Studios cake mix(s) in a flavor of your choice. We used white cake mix for this project. Bake cupcakes according to package directions in 3 sizes in paper baking cups: jumbo, regular, and mini. After baking and cooling, stack them up largest on the bottom to smallest on the top then insert a bamboo skewer through the cupcakes to secure the tower. Trim the skewer to size if necessary.

Next, cut down a sugar ice cream cone, in about 1/2, and place it on top of the top mini cupcake. Using a small star tip (#16) on a tube of Duff’s white icing, pipe a double row of branches around the tops of the 3 cupcakes and follow up the cone. Decorate immediately with a sprinkle of edible glitter or sprinkles, your choice. Top off the tree with a star. You can make the stay by using a rolling pin to roll a gumdrop flat in sugar, then cutting out a small star with a cookie cutter. Attach the star with additional icing.


Duff White Cake Mix

Duff White Buttercream Frosting or White Icing Pouch

White Cupcake Liners

Small Star Tip #16