Candy Cane Cupcakes

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New York Christmas

By Lisa Nieschlag and Lars Wentrup

Published 2017

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Numerous legends are wrapped around the origins of the famous red and white, peppermint-flavoured candy canes. According to one story, it was an elder of Cologne Cathedral who had candy canes first made in the 17th century to give them to children, as a reward if they served at the altar or had behaved well in church. The canes are modelled after a shepherd’s crook to remind people of the shepherds who came to pay homage to Jesus at Bethlehem. This is also why candy canes were traditionally