PEEPS Holiday Wreath
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- 1 pkg. PEEPS® Peppermint Flavored Marshmallow Stars
- 1 box HOT TAMALES® Candies
- 1 box chocolate cake mix
- - see package for additional ingredients
- 2 tubes green decorating icing with star-shaped tip
- 1 tube dark green decorating icing with leaf-shaped tip
- 1 pkg. strawberry flavored rolled fruit snacks
Kitchen Tools Needed
- Mini cupcake pans
- Mini cupcake wrappers
- Kitchen scissors
- Large round serving platter
- 1. Prepare cake mix according to directions
- and pour batter into lined mini cupcake pans.
- 2. Bake for approx. 8 – 10 minutes at 350 degrees or
- until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely.
- 3. Place mini cupcakes in a circle of 2 rows
- on a large round serving platter.
- 4. Frost cupcakes using green decorating
- icing with a star-shaped tip.
- 5. Create a bow out of strawberry flavored rolled fruit snacks.
To make the bow
- a) Cut one 2" strip and one 6" strip out of the strawberry
- flavored rolled fruit snacks. Create a loop out of the 6"
- strip and wrap the 2" strip tightly around the center of it
- (see Fig. 1). This will create the top of the bow.
- b) Cut two 6" strips out of the strawberry flavored rolled
- fruit snacks. Create loops out of each strip and place
- one on top of the other (see Fig. 2).
- This will create the bottom of the bow.
- c) Cut two 3" strips out of the strawberry flavored rolled fruit
- snacks. Cut a "V" shape out of the ends of the strips
- (see Fig. 3). This will create the ribbon part of the bow.
- 6. Place the piece created in step #5a on top of the piece
- created in step #5b. Place both on top of the ribbon
- |strands created in step #5c (see Fig. 4).
To make the holly
- a) Cut several pieces of HOT TAMALES® candies in half.
- b) Place candy pieces in various places around the
- wreath in clusters of 3 with the rounded end up.
- 7. Place entire bow on top of the mini cupcakes
- at the bottom of the circle.
- 8. Use the tube of dark green decorating icing with a leaf-shaped
- tip to create 3 leaves around each cluster of HOT TAMALES® candies.
- 9. Before serving, place several PEEPS® Peppermint Flavored
- |Marshmallow Stars on the wreath to complete the look.