Canada Day Cupcakes and Cookies

As Canada Day approaches and festivities get into full swing, thoughts everywhere will be turning to food for the Big Day. Whether you are planning a big family get-together at home, a BBQ on the deck, a picnic in the park or a day at the beach, why not tempt those sweet taste buds with these quick and easy Canada Day cupcakes and cookies.

If you can bake your own cupcakes and cookies that’s always good but if time is an issue, then buy them and forgo the guilt…no-one will mind.

For the Cookies – Smooth creamy white buttercream icing on to the top of your cupcakes.
With a maple leaf cookie cutter, make an indentation on the top of the buttercreamed cupcakes.
Fill an icing bag with red medium buttercream icing and, with a star tip number 16 fill in the maple leaf shape with tiny red stars.
If your cupcakes are big enough, pipe a pretty star border around the edge, with the same tip.

For the Cookies – Fill 2 icing bags, one with white medium icing and one with red.
Place a maple leaf cookie cutter on your cookies and pipe and outline with a number 2 tip. Then change the tip to number 16 and fill in with stars, just like the cupcakes.
Red maple leaves look great on light and oaty cookies but chocolate based cookies make perfect bases for white maple leaves.

Have a great Canada Day
Happy Baking
Jane

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