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These angel wing cupcakes are a fun project that you can do with the kids and are perfect for gifting to ones you know that might need a little lift in their spirits. I know these are so seemingliy simplistic, but sometimes? That is all you really need.
Abrahamic religions often depict angels as benevolent celestial beings who act as intermediaries between God (or Heaven) and humanity. Other roles of angels include protecting and guiding human beings, and carrying out tasks on behalf of God. We tend to cherish that perceived relationship and have pulled it into our popular culture for everything from home decor to holiday cards. We refer to our children as little angels, and keep them around as gentle reminders that we are not alone. Personally, I have an eight foot long holiday garland that has dozens of angel ornaments wired into it.
Angel Wing Cupcakes
I am not really talking about making cupcakes here, but how to decorate them. You can pick any of my basic cupcake recipes to make the base for these creations; yellow cupcakes, chocolate cupcakes, red velvet cupcakes, even Keto cupcakes! You can save a few steps with this recipe also – you can buy the pretzel twists already covered with white chocoalte. Ou can buy the Oreos alreayd covered with white chocolate, but you will still need a little to “glue” the Live Saver on.
You will need:
- 12 cupcakes
- 1 to 2 cups white frosting
- Sprinkling sugar
- 24 pretzel twists (2 for each cupcake)
- 12 Oreo cookies (1 for each cupcake)
- 12 pineapple-flavored Lifesaver candies (1 for each cupcake)
- White candy melts or vanilla flavored almond bark
- Chocolate candy melts or chocolate flavored almond bark
You will also need:
- Large open star tip (Wilton 1M Open Star Piping Tip)
- Piping bags
Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
Melt white candy according to package directions making sure not to overheat. If the candy gets too hot, it will seize. If desired, add 1 teaspoon vegetable shortening or coconut oil to make the melted candy pour-able.
Dip the pretzel twists in melted candy, allowing excess to drip back into the bowl. Place the pretzels on waxed paper until dry.
Dip Oreo cookies in melted candy, allowing excess to drip back into the bowl. Place the cookie on waxed paper and immediately add the Lifesaver candy as a halo. Allow to dry completely.
Melt chocolate candy according to package directions making sure not to overheat. If the candy gets too hot, it will seize. If desired, add 1 teaspoon vegetable shortening or coconut oil to make the melted candy pour-able.
Using a toothpick, draw two half circles on the uncoated portion of each cookies to be the eyes and a larger dot as the mouth. Allow to dry completely.
Pipe frosting on each cupcake using an open star tip.
Sprinkle with sparking sugar.
Place one angel head on the top and two pretzels to the opposite sides of each cupcake.