Thursday, July 1, 2010

canada day cupcakes

Celebrating Canada Day while being far away from Canada makes the celebrations all the more meaningful and worthwhile (even though there are only a few of us celebrating)! While we will be missing out on fireworks and fun at the beach, we will be compensating by having a bbq and eating THESE:


These are cherry chip cupcakes with buttercream icing, red sprinkles, and royal icing maple leafs.

To make royal icing cupcake decorations, simply find a shape on the computer and print it out at the size you want. Then place the sheet underneath wax paper and pipe the royal icing overtop. Leave it to dry overnight, otherwise the shapes will crack when you try to peel them off the wax paper. And voila!

Buttercream Icing:

1/2 C. butter
500 g icing sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
3 Tbsp. milk

Beat all ingredients together until well combined. That's it!



  1. LOVE those cupcakes! I can't believe those maple leaves are edible!

  2. So impressed by your royal icing maple leafs!! Stew couldn't believe that you made them!