Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Cupcakes

My nieces K5 teacher asked me last week to make cupcakes for the Happy Birthday Jesus birthday party that they had on Friday of this past week. I couldn't decide whether I wanted to go all Happy Birthday, Christmas decorations or all Religious so I decided to go with a little bit of all three. The Christmas tree is for Christmas decorations, the sprinkles are for Jesus' birthday and the other decorations are for Jesus' birth. I made angels, Baby Jesus in a manger, sheep, crowns and crosses.

They were a huge hit with the kids. They argued over who got which cupcakes.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

MSC Cupcake Club - Gingerbread Cupcakes

This time of year is so crazy for me and I feel like I have been living in my kitchen working on holiday baking...and it shows no signs of letting up!! I love it though!

I had a Christmas party at my house last night and I made the Gingerbread Cupcakes to put on my dessert platter and they went over really well. I halved the recipe and made them in mini cupcakes as you can see. Mine got a little bit of a crunchy top on top (maybe because I made the smaller version) and it was actually really nice. It kind of gave an initial crunch like a cookie but then they were super moist inside.

I have never been a big fan of gingerbread but these surprised me. I could handle making these again sometime.

Thanks again to Kayte from Grandma's Kitchen Table for picking a great recipe!!