Monday, December 16, 2013

Edible Christmas Cupcake Wrappers - Milk Chocolate Rudolph Design

Milk Chocolate Rudolph Edible Cupcake Wrappers |

Here's one last chocolate cupcake wrapper for Christmas. I have lots more design ideas, but I want to get to some other recipes before the holiday arrives. These edible wrappers are just so much fun to make. I have to admit it was hard to stop myself. 

Milk Chocolate Rudolph Edible Cupcake Wrappers |

This Rudolph wrapper is one of the more challenging designs to make. It has quite a few pieces to be cut then assembled, but it's so worth it. They are so cute. Plus, as you know, I am a huge fan of chocolate. I made a batch of my Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes, swaddled them in these milk chocolate wrappers and added a big swirl of chocolate ganache frosting. OMG, these are rich, really rich. My kind of dessert.

Christmas dessert ideas

Milk Chocolate Rudolph Cupcake Wrappers

modeling chocolate made using milk chocolate (see recipe, here)*
white modeling chocolate (see recipe, here)*
red food coloring
black food coloring
cupcakes and frosting

*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. 


cupcake wrapper template (click here.)
non-stick baking mat (or use a gallon size zip top bag)
large fondant rolling pin or wooden rolling pin
pastry wheel
small round plunger cutter
mini (3/4 inch) and large (2 1/2 - 3 inch) oval cutters
pastry bag and big star tip (for piping frosting on cupcakes)


Cupcake wrappers

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 gingerbread (or milk chocolate) 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.

Rudolph dessert

Roll more milk modeling chocolate out and use a large oval cutter and small oval cutter to make one head and two ears for each Rudolph. Use a knife to cut out antlers for each reindeer.

Color some milk modeling chocolate with black coloring. Roll it out and use a small round plunger cutter to cut out two eyes for each reindeer.

Color some white modeling chocolate with red coloring, roll it out, and cut with the mini oval cutter. Flatten into a larger oval to make Rudolph's red nose.

Brush the back side of the eyes and nose with some water and press them onto the oval head.

Christmas cupcake recipe

Wrap the cupcake wrappers around the cupcakes. Brush the ends of the wrapper with water and press together to seal. 

Pipe on a big swirl of frosting. Add a dab of frosting to he back of the oval reindeer head. Press the oval head onto the chocolate cupcake wrapper attaching it as well to the swirl of frosting. Press the ears and antlers into the frosting also. 

Cute Christmas dessert ideas

Allow the frosting to dry a bit, then you'll be able to move your cupcakes. To make it easier, you can assemble the cupcakes on dessert plates.

Serve wrapped cupcakes within 8 hours. If you need to store them longer, I suggest you store the modeling chocolate wrappers separately in an airtight container for up to several weeks. Wrap the cupcakes the day you need them.

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  1. You are on a roll with all those edible cupcake wrappers! What a sight they would be all together!
    I'm trying to pick a favorite, but I can't!

  2. I'm in love with the idea of an edible cupcake wrapper! And your designs are so cute! These are definitely going on my "Gotta Try" list.

    1. I hope you do give them a try. They are really fun to make and even better to eat:)

  3. Aww, these are too cute and tempting! Have to try these for the holidays! Pinned!

    1. Thanks for the pin, Georgia. I hope you do give these a try this holiday season:)

  4. These may have been more challenging to make..but they are the cutest ones yet! Love the colors..adorable! :o)

    1. I love this design too. I often try to simplify things, but sometimes I just have to go out all out.

  5. OK ... I want to say 'stop it' (but I won't) with the edible wrappers ... I'm suffering from cuteness overload! I have been amazed by each and every one ... they are beyond adorable :)

    1. I can't stop, but this is the last one for Christmas. More to come soon, I'm sure:)

  6. All of those edible cupcake wrappers are amazing! I have never even though to make that part of the cupcake edible. Thanks for sharing and would love if you came by and linked up to What'd You Do This Weekend :-) Have a merry Christmas! Pinned!

    --Ashley @

  7. So beautiful! So much like a work of art, I would hate to eat it....but I would. Happy Holidays!

  8. Beth, you ALWAYS amaze me! These are the cutest things ever!!! Just love them!!! Thanks for sharing at For the Kids Friday! I know it is late... but I'm featuring your post at this week's party. Thanks for always stopping by to share your fabulous posts with us! xoxox Happy New Year!

    1. Thanks for featuring my cupcake wrappers, Rachel. I hope you have a wonderful New Year too!


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