Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Cupcakes

026Every year I make Christmas treats to take to friends and neighbors.  This year instead of making  a variety of chocolates & sweets I decided to keep it simpler and made some mini cupcakes.  I have a bit of an ego going about these little cupcakes. I’ve made them a few times for Hubby’s work and he says people always ask “when is your wife bringing in her cupcakes again.”  I love when people appreciate something I do :)
I did red velvet and cream cheese frosting cupcakes. And the little tree cupcakes are french vanilla with lemon custard filling.  I’m a home made frosting kind of girl. I have a recipe card for this butter cream frosting, free to download here.  This isn’t necessarily my favorite frosting but it is my favorite quick frosting.
For anyone who is wondering, I used a Wilton #12 tip to pip the swirls on my cupcakes.

020Normally I wouldn’t do a green frosting, but I wanted these to look like mini Christmas trees. The stars are made from yellow candy melts. attached a pic below. I melted candy melts then spread on some wax paper and cut with my cookie cutter. Thanks for stopping by to take a look and hope you have a little sweet treat today!

Candy Melts


Cindy Haffner said...

So, so YUMMY!

Margreet said...

wow Jacilynn, you're not only a star in cardmaking, but also in cupcake baking....they look delicious!!!
xxx Margreet

♥NatasaTsouf♥ said...

Wow! I love them! lovely cupcakes Jacilynn

Maria Matter said...

omgosh Jacilynn, you not only make gorgeous cards...you made stunning yummies! Excellent!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

YUMMY! These look fabulous! I LOVE the way you cut those stars! Very clever!
Merry Christmas to you and yours,Jaci!


Juls said...

yum yum yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!! Hugs Juls

Christine said...

Yum Yum!!! They're beautiful--good enough to eat!

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

you rock girl
you are super talented
that looks store bought

Crafty Lou said...

Hi! Oh WOW!!you are so talented Jacilynn,your cupcakes look amazing!!!
Hope you are all ok?
hugs Lou.xx

mollymoo951 said...

Gorgeous cupcakes! wow!