So, this Christmas we will be going to my brother-in-law's for Christmas. I was really touched when he asked me to bring cupcakes. So, I kinda wanted them to look special. My mom had bought me some cupcake toppers in early December, and I had been itching to use them. Then I found some very cute Christmas cupcake cups, and Wilton sprinkles on sale. This was coming together great!
Now, I tend to use box mixes, because I simply don't trust that they will turn out perfectly if I try making my own batter. So, I won't go through the actual baking of the cupcakes here. I used a Betty Crocker Dark Chocolate cake mix. I also bought 2 jars of frosting, because 1 is never quite enough. I went with Cream Cheese frosting (my niece only really appreciates simple flavors). Color-wise it turned out great!
So, this is just a quick overview of my latest baking adventure. Hope you enjoy!
|My Christmas Cupcake|
|The festive cupcake cups|
|The cute cupcake toppers my mom got me from Etsy, from the seller "Seasonal Heart". http://www.etsy.com/people/SeasonalHeart|
|My awesome Christmas gift from my Aunt and Uncle.|
|I start frosting the cupcakes in the middle. It gives it a more even look.|
|I used Wilton Red Sugar Sprinkles.|
|The finished product.|