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Elsa Frozen Cupcakes

Servings 12 cupcakes

Ingredients
  

  • One dozen vanilla cupcakes
  • ¼ cup butter softened
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • 1 cup white candy melts
  • 5-6 oz. baby blue fondant you can take 4-5 oz. white fondant and add 2 small drops of blue gel food coloring to achieve the right shade
  • 2-3 oz. white fondant
  • 1 circular cookie cutter about 2.5 inches in diameter
  • Fondant embosser

Instructions
 

  • Before decorating these cupcakes, ensure that they’re completely cool to the touch.
  • In a large bowl, use an electric mixer and beat together butter, icing sugar and milk. These ingredients make up the buttercream.
  • Start the electric mixer on low and gradually increase to high. Once all the ingredients are well-combined and form semi-stiff peaks, the buttercream is done.
  • Use an offset spatula to frost each cupcake.
  • Roll the baby blue fondant so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick.
  • Use the fondant embosser to give the blue fondant a quilted look.
  • Using the circular cookie cutter, cut out 12 fondant circles from the baby blue fondant.
  • Press one blue fondant circle on each cupcake.
  • Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
  • Place white candy melts into a bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals until completely melted, stirring between each interval.
  • Scoop the melted candy into a piping bag and pipe out snowflakes on the lined baking sheet.
  • To achieve the snowflake candy, start by piping out a one-inch line. Follow the line with an “X.”
  • Pipe out two dots on either side of the candy lines.
  • Allow the candy snowflakes to set.
  • To assemble one braid, roll out 3 spheres from the white fondant, about ½ an inch in size.
  • Roll out the spheres into long, thin strips, about 5 inches in length.
  • Press the tip of all three strips and braid.
  • Press the braid onto one edge of each cupcake, trimming where necessary. (Note: If the fondant isn’t sticky enough to press onto the cupcake, brush water on the back of the braid to secure.)
  • Use a toothpick to dot white buttercream on the back of the snowflake candies. Secure one on each cupcake.
  • Serve and enjoy!