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Friday, December 23, 2011

I have OCD: Obsessive Cupcake Disorder

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".
Gingerbread men/reindeer.  

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.

I tend to use my fingers to sprinkle.  It gets your fingers pretty red, but I like how even they come out.

The finished product.


  1. That last picture is magazine quality :D. You should post a 'customer appreciation' picture on the Etsy seller's site. They love feedback. :D