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Cake, Sponge & Muffin, Sweet Goods

Christmas Tree Petite Cakes

Easy to make. Fun to eat. These Christmas Tree Petite Cakes are sure to be a hit with kids of all ages – even grown up ones! All you need is MAURI Crème Muffin Mix and a little Christmas creativity.

Ingredients

INGREDIENTSWEIGHT
Muffin Mix
MAURI Crème Muffin Mix1.000kg
Egg0.350kg
Water0.250kg
Oil0.275kg
Dark Chocolate (melted)0.300kg
Vanilla Buttercream
Castor Sugar0.200kg
Water0.120kg
Glucose0.100kg
Egg Yolks12pce
Softened Unsalted Butter0.600kg
Green Food Colouring

Method

MUFFIN MIX

STEP 1

Place water and egg into a bowl, and then add MAURI Crème Muffin Mix.

STEP 2

Using a beater, mix on low speed for 1 minute. Scrape down.

STEP 3

Mix for a further 3 minutes on medium speed.

STEP 4

Add oil and blend on low speed for 2 minutes.

STEP 5

Mix in the melted dark chocolate to flavour and colour the batter.

STEP 6

Scale 50g of muffin mix into shiny silver cupcake patty pans or any decorative paper patty pan.

STEP 7

Bake at 200°C until baked through.

VANILLA BUTTERCREAM

STEP 1

Boil the water, glucose and sugar together and cook syrup to 120°C (soft ball).

STEP 2

Place the egg yolks in a mixing bowl fitted with a whisk attachment and whisk mixture on second speed.

STEP 3

Once the sugar syrup has reached 120°C, slowly stream the hot mixture over the whisking eggs until all is in the bowl.

STEP 4

Turn speed of machine up to third speed (top speed) and continue to whisk until mixture cools down and doubles in volume.

STEP 5

Fold the softened butter into the egg mixture and continue to mix until light and aerated.

STEP 6

Mix in the green food colouring until you reach the desired colour.

ASSEMBLY

STEP 1

Once petite cakes have cooled down begin decorating tops of each cake.

STEP 2

Using a piping bag fitted with a star tube nozzle pipe spirals on top of each petite cake forming mini Christmas trees.

STEP 3

Sprinkle the tops of each buttercream tree with sparkly sprinkles adding as much or as little bling as desired.

STEP 4

Store petite cakes in fridge or airtight container.

Yield: 40 cupcakes.

These instructions may vary depending on manufacturer’s premises and equipment used. Serve immediately or store in the fridge below 5°C for up to 24 hours.

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