As you probably know by now, I have a slight additction to Starbucks drinks. In the fall, I love me a PSL, and when the winter time hits, it’s either a Peppermint Mocha Light, or a Gingerbread Latte, half sweet, non-fat, no whip. Yep, I’m that girl. Slightly high maintenance, but since I’m paying $5 a drink, I feel I’m entitled to a bit of choosiness.
Back in September, I made a Pumpkin Spice Latte drink into a cupcake (see it here), and our viewers really seemed to enjoy that, and so many people requested that I do another cupcake. Since the peppermint mocha seemed to be popular, and a drink that I already enjoyed, I decided to make that!
The chocolate and peppermint combination in this treat is perfect for any holiday celebration you might be attending. Bring cupcakes to a Christmas event can be a nice change from the normal assortment of cookies trays that are found in abundance around this time of year.
The swirl affect of the icing looks super hard, but it’s actually really easy! In simple terms, all I do to create that effect is to “stripe” the bag with gel paste prior to putting the white buttercream into the piping bag. I have shown viewers how to do that before when I made a Skittles cupcake, and I will also use it again in a video up loading this weekend!
I hope you enjoy this tutorial, have a very Merry Christmas!