Elf Hats

Elf Hats

Serves: 24 people
Cooking Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Elf Hats
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Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cups cold eggnog
  • Oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • 1 pouch green decorating cookie icing
  • 2 containers green sanding sugar
  • 24 sugar-style ice cream cones with pointed ends
  • 1 can red cupcake icing
  • 1 container whipped fluffy white frosting
  • 8 yellow fruit chews
  • 12 pink fruit chews

Instructions

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  1. Firstly, Heat the oven to 350°F then place paper baking cups in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cake mix, eggnog, oil, and eggs with an electric mixer on medium speed until well combined. Then fill muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake for 13 - 15 minutes or until cupcakes springs back when touched lightly in the center. Cool cupcakes completely before frosting.
  3. Place sanding sugar on a plate. Cover each cupcake with a small amount of fluffy white frosting. Dip frosted cupcakes in sanding sugar.
  4. Squeeze green cookie icing into a bowl. Cover each ice cream cone with a thin layer of cookie icing using a frosting spatula. Roll cones in sanding sugar to coat. Let stand 10 minutes. After that, top each cupcake with 1 sugar cone.
  5. Place flat ribbon applicator tip on extruder of red cupcake icing. The pipeline of red icing around the bottom edge (non-pointed end) of each cone
  6. Cut each yellow fruit chew into 3 pieces; knead each until soft. Roll pieces into balls; gently press 1 ball onto the tip of each sugar cone (can use frosting to attach if difficult)
  7. In conclusion, cut each pink fruit chew into 2 pieces; mold each into squares, and cut each square diagonally into 2 triangles. Flatten each triangle slightly; place 1 on either side of hats to create “elf ears.”
  8. Enjoy Elf Hats!