Make Thanksgiving "Fall / Autumn" Tree Cupcakes - A Cupcake Addiction How To Tutorial how to make
Make Thanksgiving "Fall / Autumn" Tree Cupcakes - A Cupcake Addiction How To Tutorial
English (United Kingdom) English (United Kingdom) Hello and welcome to Cupcake Addiction's FallTree Cupcake Tutorial where I'll be showing you how to make this gorgeous little treecupcake where the leaves aren't exactly green. They're all in little Fall colors and theykind of falling off the tree, scattering on the ground. So I thought this would be greatfor Thanksgiving and also really good just for seasonal Fall, Autumn-themed events.Tools and equipment that we will be using today:I've got a zip lock bag and a pair of scissors. I've got some of our perfectly pipeable buttercreamfrosting tinted green. Now I will leave a link to that in the description box below.I've got some melted dark chocolate. Just a cupcake.I've got some of my Fall-colored sprinkles. This is actually called Fall mix. So basicallyit's sprinkles that come into those Fall colors, really really widely available at this timeof year, actually all time of the year, also really great for Halloween. So you may alsofind them as Halloween-colored sprinkles as well.I've got a spoon. I've got a knife.And I've got over here to the side a little bit of greaseproof paper or wax paper andour little Fall tree printable template which I will leave a link to in the descriptionbox below. So let's get started.Now the first thing that we're going to do is we're going to make our little Fall trees.So you want to take your printable template. And if it's easier for you, you can actuallysticky-tape this wax paper down. I haven't. I'm just going to sort of wing it. And I liketo be able to move it around. So you want to just spoon some of that dark chocolateinto your zip lock bag. And we're going to push it all the way down to the corner ofthe zip lock bags, squeeze any air out and seal that bag up.Once you've got your zip lock bag all sealed up, you want to cut just a nice little finecorner off the end of your zip lock bag. So look, it doesn't have to be too fine but don'tmake it too thick. I'm just going to cut off just a little nick on the corner there. Youcan see when I pipe that out on to the bench I'm getting not too thin of a line but certainlynot too thick either, just something about that. Make sure you also know where your littlepiece of plastics gone so it don't end up in one of your trees or in your cupcake.So to make our trees, they're really really simple. We're just going to basically tracearound these trees. And you want to make sure that you're not making them too thin. So Ilike to start just over it one side of the tree so that I'm not running my hand backover that chocolate that's melting and making a big mess. And I'm actually making our branchesa little bit thicker as they come into the center than what you can see on the template.So you want to make sure that you're giving them enough stability and you want to makesure that they're all joined up together. So don't be afraid to sort of double overthem and make them a little bit thicker to make sure they're not going to break.Alright, so once we've done the top of your tree, you want to come down to the trunk.Now you see these ones here have got sort of their roots and all of that. We don't wantto do that. And we really want our trunk to be about that long in our cupcakes. So wewant to bring it down quite a bit further and we want to make it a bit thicker. That'snot going to be thick enough to support our tree.So just come either side of that trunk. So basically the line of the trunk is sort ofin the middle and come down to those roots and then continue on probably an inch or ¾of an inch pass that. On the other outer side of the trunk and then fill it in. And whenyou come down to the bottom, make like a little point so that just makes it a little easierto stab into your cupcake. Now before I finish up there, I like to justdrag. I'm not actually squeezing any chocolate out now but I just like to drag that zip lockbag sort of up and down and just give it a little bit of a tree trunk-y kind of indentationsor markings. Perfect. Now before that starts to set too much, wewant to take some of our Fall sprinkles and these are going to look like our little leaves,our little Autumn-y, Fall-y colored leaves, and I'm just going to sprinkle them sort ofon the outsides of those tree branches. Perfect. Just like that.So now you want to take something relatively flat. So you can take a chopping board ora tray or something like that. You just slide your template on to... I'm just using a flatchopping board, just slide it on and we can pop that off into the fridge or the freezer.I'm going to use the freezer to let that completely set.So while that one's off in the freezer setting, we're going to give our cupcake its frosting.So I'm going to use that buttercream frosting. You can see the great consistency that itis. We're going to do a flat top frosting style. So I do have a whole tutorial dedicatedto just achieving the perfect flat top frosting on your cupcake and I will [leave a] linkto that in the description box below. But basically, what I'm doing is I'm just pilingup a bit of a mound of frosting, then I sort of squished it down, smooth out the top, andsmooth off the edges to really get that nice flat top effect. If you want to check outthat tutorial, for a little bit more help on the flat top frosting style. As I mentioned,I will leave link to it in the description box below.Now while that frosting is still wet, before it starts to form any sort of a crust whichbuttercream does in the first few minutes when it's exposed to air, you want to takea few more of those Falls sprinkles and we're just going to scatter them lightly around.If you wait too long, then they may not stick so well. So I'm just sprinkling them sortof around the outsides, looking like little Fall leaves that have fallen on the grass.Alright, so that tree has come out and it is perfectly set. They really don't take verylong because they are quite thin. So if you've set that in the freezer, it should just quiteeasily pop off the paper there. I'm just going to pull off a couple of those Fall leavesthat have gone array because I really don't want any them on the trunk. And I'm just goingto find the best side of my cupcake, pick it up by its nice thick handle, working niceand quickly, just push down into the cupcake. So I'm pushing that all the way down so thatit's got a nice stable base inside that cupcake. So there you've got your really simple andreally effective Fall tree cupcake, perfect for Thanksgiving, perfect for Fall and Autumn,and just really really simple with no fancy tools or equipment.If you're looking for great ideas for this Thanksgiving, make sure you check out ourThanksgiving playlist. I will leave a link in the description box below. But on my channelMy Cupcake Addiction, I have a bunch of great Thanksgiving ideas. So do make sure you checkit out. Thanks very much for watching.