Christmas Confetti Cupcakes

by E Diepenhorst

White cake with Christm a s sprinkles and Swiss meringue buttercream make up this fun and festive recipe for Christmas Confetti Cupcakes. I used my favorite white cake recipe that creates an ultra tender crumb by using the reverse creaming method. And topped the cupcakes with my favorite Swiss meringue buttercream! Finally, I topped the frosted cupcakes with more sprinkles and a cherry on top!

WHY PROCESS THE SPRINKLES BEFORE ADDING TO THE BATTER?

You’ll notice I opted to process my sprinkles before adding them to the batter. Leaving them whole would damage this cake’s beautiful tender crumb.

SWISS MERINGUE BUTTERCREAM TIPS

  1. Be sure your mixer bowl and whisk are both clean. There should be no trace of grease and egg whites should be free of egg yolk.
  2. Whisk the egg whites and sugar together well or the egg whites may start cooking on their own.
  3. Make sure your butter is at room temperature or slightly warmer, but not too warm. I leave my butter out the night before I plan to prepare the Swiss meringue buttercream.
  4. Buttercream should be as smooth as possible before using. I like to turn the mixer down to low speed for the last minute to get out as many air bubbles as possible.

CUPCAKE TOPPINGS

I kept my toppings pretty simple here. Just a quick sprinkling of holiday sprinkles and a maraschino cherry on top. Plus the green cupcake liner kept things in the Christmas theme.

If you choose to top your cupcakes with maraschino cherries I recommend washing them and drying them thoroughly with paper towels before putting on top of the cupcakes. This helps keep the maraschino juice from running into your buttercream.

PLAN IT OUT

These Christmas Confetti Cupcakes are already simple to make but I still like to “Plan It Out”.

Day 1: Prepare the cupcakes.

Day 2: Make the Swiss meringue buttercream, decorate and serve!

CUPCAKE STORAGE

Unfrosted cupcakes can be stored in an air tight cake container for up to 3 days at room temperature.

Assembled cupcakes can be stored in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 1 day or stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Bring to room temperature before serving.


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