DIY : Snowflake Cupcakes for Christmas!

I don’t know if you do, but I get all excited about Christmas very early ! It’s my favourite holiday and I love its spirit!

So as I’m getting my Christmas tree ornaments ready, I thought about some yummy delight that I’ll serve after Christmas dinner.

I’ve looked everywhere on the internet and I finally found my happiness!

Today I came up with a cute and yummy cupcake for Christmas! And it’s not a simple cupcake. The topping is made of peppermint cream cheese and white chocolate snowflakes, yumyum, very Christmassy actually!



Here is the whole recipe :)

Ingredients :

For the white cake :

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose soft-wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

For the Peppermint Cheese Cream :

  • 1 ounce (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 2 (16 oz.) packages powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Toppins :

  • Edible glitter
  • White Chocolate snowflakes

Instructions : 

The white cake :

  • To make your white cake, preheat the oven to 350 degres. Beat butter while shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until you obtain a creamy mixture. Then add sugar, and keep beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, keep beating until you obtain a blended mixture.
  • Now combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add it to the previous mixture. Beat now at a very slow speed until you obtain another blended mixture.
  • Poor your mixture into cupcake paper cups. Fill two-thirds full.
  • Bake it now for 12 to 15 minutes. To make sure your cake is not raw, insert a wooden pick in the center of cupcake. If it comes out clean, that means that your cupcake is fully baked!

The frosting : 

  • Beat cream cheese + butter + peppermint extract at a medium speed using the electric mixer until you obtain a creamy mixture.
  • Then add powdered sugar + salt. Keep beating at a low speed until you get a blended mixture. To finish, beat at a high speed for 2 minutes.
  • Add it to the top of your cupcake as soon as they are ready.

The snowflakes :

You will need :
  • – 1/3 cup pure white melting wafers, I suppose you can use any white chocolate chips as well.
  • – Small sandwich bag or a piping bag
  • – Snowflake template
  • – Small wax paper squares
How to make your snowflakes :
  • On a piece of a paper draw a snowflake template (you can do this by hand or use a ruler if you prefer)
  • Cut up wax paper into small squares.
  • Over the simmering water in a small heat proof bowl melt the chocolate wafer until smooth.Let cool slightly.
  • Fill the sandwich bag with the chocolate, don’t close the bag yet. Let it cool to slightly warm/lukewarm(test with finger or simple touch the outside of the piping bag).
  • Once ready, make a small opening in the corner of the sandwich bag and start piping away.
  • Use fresh wax paper square  for each snowflake, once piped lie them on a flat surface.
  • Lastly using tweezers add a little pearl in the center.
  • Let cool snowflakes without touching until firm, I usually put them into the fridge for couple of minutes until they harden. Gently peel off the wax paper and set each snowflake on a flat surface or directly onto a frosted cupcake.
  • When ready to decorate cupcakes, simply place snowflakes on top of your frosted cupcakes. Snowflakes handle best when slightly chilled so if necessary put them into the fridge for 5 minutes before decorating cupcakes.














Now add glitter to your snowflakes an put them on the top of your cupcake!





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