Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas Cupcakes

I love to bake and I love the holidays so what could be better than some Christmas inspired cupcakes?

Here's how I made them.

I started with some pretty cupcake papers.

Then I filled them with cake batter. And I created some frosting with coconut, marshmallows and food coloring. You can make it yourself with a pound of powdered sugar and one cube of butter for butter cream frosting (if you want cream cheese frosting, simply substitute cream cheese for the butter) and mix them up together until smooth. Add your food coloring and wha-lah, you're ready. I add in shredded coconut or marshmallows to create the texture I want.

Then I frosted some ice cream cones and stuck them on top of my frosted cupcakes.

For the Santa Hat, I used a marshmallow for the fur.

I decorated my trees with candies to make them look like ornaments.

It was fun and they were also great to use for tabletop decorations.


The Happy Whisk said...

Wha-la indeed. Nicely done.

David Batista said...

Looks yum! You know I love to bake, too. :) I'll have to try this recipe before the year is up!

Btw, question: you've used this term before, but what exactly is one "cube" of butter? Is that like two tablespoons? Or a whole stick (half a cup)? Is rather odd to call it a "cube" if the latter, I would imagine.

Kimbra Kasch said...

Thanks THW.

David: A cube (to me) is a stick of butter or 8 Tablespoons. :D I know it's not really in the shape of a cube...but we've always called it that. Don't know why.