Snowflake Cupcakes

How about some pretty Chocolate cupcakes to get you through the week?

These are Chocolate cupcakes (recipe HERE) with Vanilla Cream Cheese frosting (recipe HERE), made extra special with some royal icing snowflakes.  I piped on the frosting with a Wilton 1M tip (the tip I use the most often) and added some pretty sprinkles (white non-pareils and silver dragees).  I colored the frosting with Americolor brand coloring, in sky blue.

The roayl icing snowflakes are pretty easy to make, and will last a very long time (stored in a airtight container).  Make a nice stiff consistency batch of royal icing (recipe HERE) and pipe a snowflake shape onto a piece of parchment paper.  Allow to dry completely (this will take about 1 day) before trying to remove from the paper.  Be prepared… many WILL break as you try to move them from the parchment paper, so you need to make at least twice as many snowflakes as you think you want.  The thicker the line of royal icing you make, and the longer you let them dry, the better your chances of avoiding breakage, but they are still very delicate, and you are bound to have some break.

Happy Cupcake Decorating!


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  4. I was making cupcakes for a Frozen themed birthday party and stumbled onto your site while searching the internet for ideas. They turned out beautifully, and surprisingly I didn’t have any trouble with the snowflakes. I used parchment paper and after a day of drying they just slid right off. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  14. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe! I used your recipe to bake cupcakes for my daughter’s Frozen themed party. I’m just an amateur baker so I used some simple snowflake cupcake toppers rather than the royal icing snowflakes. Your cupcakes look beautiful! 🙂 I blogged about my Frozen festivities and included a link to your blog.


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  19. I make these ever yr, simply the best cupcakes ever! 🙂

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  22. Do the snowflakes need to dry at room temp or in the freezer? – Thanks

  23. Do you put the snowflakes in the fridge or dry them at room temperature?

  24. I made these cupcakes, snowflakes and all, for one my co-workers last day and they were such a hit! They were absolutely delicious and the frosting was the best part of it! We have this great cupcake shoppe near us at work, and most of my co-workers mentioned that they were better than their famous cupcakes! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!

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  26. Hi, I just tried to make snowflakes with royal icing and they don’t look near as great as yours! What size tip did you use? Do you have any other pointers for doing them? Thanks!

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  32. I love your tutorial. It’s fantastic.!! Congratulations 🙂

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  38. Can I use white baking chocolate for the snowflakes? TIA

  39. i will make these and leave them out for Santa and he will be impressed these cupcakes look delish and i can’t wait to bake them

  40. These cupcakes look delish! I will make them and leave them out for Santa =) Thank you so much for giving me such a great idea!

  41. Really great cupcakes, I got so much compliments on the taste.  So good of you to share. You do excellent work!

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  46. I do not understand how people are doing the snowflakes successfully. I let mine dry at room temperature for 24 hours and tried to remove them. I made 60 and literally EVERY SINGLE ONE broke. Extremely frustrating experience to say the least. 

    • Hi Martha, So sorry to hear you had so much trouble! Did you pipe the snowflakes onto parchment paper? Did you use my recipe for royal icing? How did you remove the snowflakes from the parchment? I need a little more info and then I can do my best to help.

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