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These Christmas stocking cupcakes are simple to make with our step-by-step picture recipe. We’d recommend making the stocking decorations the day before you need them so they have plenty of time to dry.
These festive cupcakes would make the perfect food gift for Christmas.
To get the shape of the stocking, print a template from your computer. Just type ‘Christmas Stocking Template’ into your search engine. If you are good at drawing you could draw one too. Once you've decided on your template, cut it out.
Cut the edible printed paper to the size you need. Roll the modelling paste out to 2mm thick and cut a piece to the same size. Peel the backing off the edible printed paper and, with a very light brush of water, stick it to the modelling paste. Place the template over the edible print and, using your sharp knife, cut around the template.
Roll a small sausage of the the leftover modelling paste and push it into the shape of the top of the stocking with the tip of your finger.
Use a cocktail stick to add texture, and make it look furry, by dotting the tip of the cocktail stick into the fondant.
Colour a piece of modelling paste yellow, roll and cut 12 x 6mm stars and stick the stars to one side of the top of the stocking with a brush of water.
To make the buttons, colour a piece of modelling paste orange. Roll tiny balls of paste, flatten with your finger and then add the holes with the cocktail stick. Stick the button to the centre of the stars with a dot of water from the water brush.
Leave the stockings to dry on a drying sponge or greaseproof paper overnight.
The next day, bake your cupcakes and ice when cool, using a plain nozzle. Add white sprinkles and magic sparkles before the icing dries.
Place the stockings onto the iced cupcakes. They are now ready – Enjoy!