Who is the best Christmas cupcake decorator?!

I seem to be on a bit of a cupcake roll lately, and it looks like people have noticed!

The folks from Tesco Real Food have been in touch to ask me to be one of the judges for their competition to find the best decorator of Christmas cupcakes in the land!

Apart from entries for Newsround competitions, I’ve never been asked to judge anything in my life! So how excited am I to be asked to look at lots of pretty cakes?! Tough gig, but someone’s got to do it!

To get inside the heads of the competitors, Tesco sent me a bumper box of cupcake ingredients and equipment. So I got stuck in and came up with this festive affair.

Christmas Cupcakes

I had all kinds of crazy ideas about making bright red and green icing, but forgot that food colouring rarely behaves itself so plumped for a more tasteful pale green. I have to say making the snowflakes with the stamper was VERY fiddly, but I managed to get a few half decent shapes.

To achieve this look I used a basic vanilla sponge, vanilla buttercream coloured with run-of-the-mill green food colouring, fondant icing snowflakes and sparkly sprinkles. I piped the frosting using a large star shaped nozzle.

I’ll keep you posted once the competition has been judged and we’ve met the mystery celeb chef! In the meantime you can click the image below to see some of the entries that have come in already – pretty amazing!

Just so you’re aware, the competition has now closed, so I’m afraid Tesco are no longer taking any entries.

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About Katie Bryson

Katie Bryson is a freelance food writer and blogger. She left a career in online news at the BBC to immerse herself in the culinary world, taking in courses at Leiths School of Food and Wine and an internship at Waitrose along the way. Her family food blog www.feedingboys.co.uk is bursting with recipes and tips for feeding hungry families that’ll help inspire all those frazzled parents out there wondering what on earth to cook for tea! She lives in West London with her two young boys and yes, her firefighter husband.
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2 Responses to Who is the best Christmas cupcake decorator?!

  1. Sharron says:

    WOW wow wow!! This is such massive honour and just goes to show how talented you are! Keep up the brilliant work. And keep up the blog, I love it!! x

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