Ah Christmas. It is a wonderful time of year, full of food, family, friends, and gifts. More importantly, it’s a time for more cupcake things! This year, I got a new muffin tin, cupcake calendar (with recipe cards), and a wonderful cupcake book. I’ll be trying out some of those recipes and putting them up here. But for now, I just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas and share with you a wonderful gift idea for us not so rich college students.
This year, I gave my friends each a jar containing the dry ingredients for 5 minute mug cake (I found one without egg!). I included the recipe so that they can make more after they finish the first. It’s a delicious and crafty gift that they can keep on using. And believe me, college kids love anything that means free and/or easy food.
I also made cupcakes for a friend’s Christmas party. I used the recipe for the peppermint patty cupcakes, minus the ganache, and turned it into candy cane cupcakes. To do that, I made two batches of frosting, leaving one white and coloring the other red. I then swirled them as I piped it into the cupcakes. They looked adorable and everyone loved them!