Saturday, December 27, 2008

Merry X-Mas Cupcakes

Every year I get together with my best friends for a little Christmas party. This year I decided to make chocolate cupcakes with buttercream icing, decorated with fondant.

Cupcakes spell out Merry X-Mas!

There is also buttercream filling inside of the cupcake! Yummy!!

Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer Giant Cupcake

I decided to enter an online Christmas cupcake contest. My mom gave me the idea for Rudolf. Here's how I made it: the base of the head was a jumbo cupcake. The muzzle was a regular cupcake, carved to fit. The ears were also regular cupcakes, carved to fit. For the nose, I used a big red gumdrop. The antlers are mini candycanes, held together with icing.

Yule Log Cake

The Purple Turtle Pastry shop in Sissonville, WV makes the best
Yule Logs! I absolutely love them!! In fact, I have tried several
times to replicate them...this is definitely my best attempt by far!
Now...if only I could figure out the interior and exterior icing
recipes that they are using, I'd be set!

Santa Hat cupcakes

Here are some little Santa Hat cupcakes. Next time I make them.. I won't make the white of the brim quite as big. =o)

Chocolate dipped treats

Here are a couple of treats dipped in
chocolate and decorated with royal icing!

Little snowmen!
(Oreo's dipped in white chocolate
and decorated with royal icing!)

Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer
(Rice Krispy Treats dipped in
peanut butter chocolate and
decorated with royal icing).

Christmas Treats

Christmas means lots of treats.. so here are just a few!

Yummy peppermint brittle!

Chocolate nut truffles!

Just a cute Christmas box!