Washi tape. The best invention ever. Also, some North Pole cupcakes.

As one who appreciates the finer things in decorating sweets, that is, lollipop sticks, it was inevitable that I would discover Washi Tape. How, oh how, did it take me so long? Here I’ve been painting stripes on my lollipop sticks with food coloring like a fool. This is neater, quicker, easier, and all around better. I don’t know that I’ll ever leave a lollipop stick bare again.

There are plenty o’ resources out there, so it’s not like I couldn’t find it easily, either. If you google “Washi Tape,” you can see what I mean. I got mine from the etsy shop, Pretty Tape.

To make these cupcakes, I just wrote “North Pole” on a cupcake with an edible writer. Skewer with a lollipop stick all the way through the marshmallow, then top with half a jelly bean. Wrap pieces of Washi tape around the lollipop stick. Insert into a cupcake. My cupcake is topped with fondant, brushed with corn syrup, then coated in sprinkles.

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  1. sugarswings says

    love the cupcakes! and i've never even heard of that tape–although that doesn't surprise me! must get some, thanks for the tip!

  2. Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com says

    Love these…so cute! I was planning on taking North Pole cupcakes to my 5 year olds class next week and was just going to use the white chocolate fruit roll up rods that we made before. However…this will be so much easier! YAY….I love easy!

  3. Tina says

    Thanks for the tip on the tape, anything that works and cuts time I am all for.
    Very creative cupcakes, just awesome for the season. Well done!

  4. Lisa Mackie says

    I love these!! I LOVE washi tape also! Have just discovered it!! Amazing stuff! I am decorating mini clothespins and attaching tags to my handmade gift bags!!

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