Monday, November 25, 2013

Edible Cupcake Wrappers - White Chocolate Snowman


It snowed here over the weekend. Not a lot, just a dusting, but enough to get me in the holiday mood. I spent all day Saturday and Sunday in the kitchen, creating edible cupcake wrappers and other holidays treats. Are you ready to start seeing them? I know Thanksgiving isn't even here yet, but I have so many edible crafts for Christmas that I need to get started.


This modeling chocolate wrapper was inspired by a set of Snowman Cups from Blue Cricket Design. The design is simple, yet totally adorable and was so easy to replicate in modeling chocolate. 


So far, I've created five chocolate cupcake wrappers for Christmas and honestly I can't pick a favorite. They are all really festive. 

I sent all the cupcakes to my sister's coworkers and they really loved the designs. The cupcakes were split in two and everyone shared. They said it was plenty for a snack. Adding modeling chocolate and a big swirl of frosting to a cupcake does really make it a large dessert, and one that is easiest if eaten with a fork.

White Chocolate Snowman Cupcake Wrappers

Ingredients:

white modeling chocolate* (recipe can be found on my Chocolate Making Tips page)
black and orange food coloring
pink luster dust
cupcakes
frosting

Supplies:

non-stick baking mat (or use a gallon size zip top bag)
large fondant rolling pin or wooden rolling pin
pastry wheel, pizza wheel, or knife
small tear drop cutter
small round plunger cutter (or use a #9 or 10 round pastry tip)
#5 round  pastry tip
pastry bag and big star tip (for piping frosting on cupcakes)

*You'll use approximately 1 1/2 ounces of modeling chocolate per cupcake. The amount will vary based on how thick you make your wrappers and on the size of your cupcakes. 

Instructions:


Print a copy of this cupcake wrapper template (click here.) Cut out around the template. Wrap it around one of your cupcakes, to see if it is the right size. You need the template to overlap at the ends by at least 1/2 inch, so adjust the template as needed. Re-size then cut out a new template. 

Roll out modeling chocolate on a non-stick baking mat using a fondant roller. See instructions for rolling out modeling chocolate using a large zip top bag, here. Cut out around the template using a pastry cutter/pizza wheel. Check to make sure they fit around your cupcakes with enough overlap to seal the seam. 



Color some modeling chocolate orange and some black. Roll them out on a non-stick mat. 

Use a tear drop cutter to cut out carrot noses and a small round plunger cutter to make eyes. Brush water onto the back side of the eyes and nose and press them onto the modeling chocolate cupcake wrapper.

Press the pointed tip of a #5 pastry tip down into the dark modeling chocolate. Turn the tip upside down and tap it on your work surface, allowing the tiny black dot to fall out. You can cut lots of dots before tapping them out. You'll need 7-9 dots per smile. Attach all but the top two dots. Brush on a small circle of pink luster dust, then attach the top two dots over the pink spots.


Wrap the decorated modeling chocolate cupcake wrapper around a cupcake. Brush water on the end pieces and press together. If your modeling chocolate has dried, rub the water on with your finger, making it a bit sticky. Press together the seam. 

Pipe on a swirl of frosting. 


I suggest wrapping your cupcakes the day you will use them. You can make the cupcake wrappers ahead of time and store them in an airtight container to keep the flexible. Modeling chocolate hardens a bit as it dries and will have the consistency of a Tootsie Roll. It will hold it's shape well, but still be soft enough to easily bite into. Keeping the cupcake wrappers stored in Tupperware or Rubbermaid containers will help to keep the modeling chocolate soft and flexible.

Do NOT refrigerate.

These cupcakes are meant to be eaten using a fork, and the entire thing is edible.


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Items used to create this project that are available on Amazon.com (commission earned for sales)




More Edible Cupcake Wrappers
and Modeling Chocolate Projects


Twelve Days of Sweet Designs
Polar Bear Rice Krispies Treat
Inuit Children Brownie
Reindeer Lollipops
Santa Claus Cookie Pops
Elves Caramel pops
Snowmen Marshmallows
Toy Soldier Peanut Butter Fudge Lollipops
Mrs. Claus Chocolate Truffle Pops
Christmas Carolers Candy Bars
Christmas Ornaments Coconut Bars
Christmas Lights Pastry Pockets


21 comments:

  1. What a fantastic and fun idea! Those are awesome, thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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  2. As always, I love it. Thanks Trish

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  3. If only i had your amazing talent!!

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  4. I am in love with these SNOWMEN!! And I love your brain!! My jaw is on the floor! Pinning now.

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    1. Thanks! My brain is a bit crazy but I'm happy with it:)

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  5. I love, love. love these. So perfect!!

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  6. I think these are my favorite of your edible cupcake wrappers! Love 'em!

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    1. Wait until you see those to come! You might have a hard time choosing your favorite after you see all of them:)

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  7. I have a soft spot in my heart for the ever cute snowman..and these are adorable. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! :)

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    1. Me too. I love snowmen! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, too.

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  8. Cute idea! I love modeling chocolate - such a better taste than fondant.

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    1. Oh, I totally agree. I can just sit and eat modeling chocolate as a sweet treat. I usually pull fondant off whatever it's on, and throw it away.

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  9. Hi Beth! Visiting from Five Heart Home - I absolutely LOVE these adorable snowmen! I am just crazy about snowmen and these are amazing! Thanks for sharing and pinning! Hope you are have a merry week!

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  10. Impressive snaps posted here about cupcakes for this Christmas..

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  11. Just WOW! It looks so great, I bet it tastes delish! What an amazing talent :)

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  12. These are adorable! What a fabulous idea :)

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