Make your own Christmas bauble cupcakes

By on Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Have you always wanted to make ‘WOW’ cupcakes but are not sure where to start?  Well Cupcake Envy now have the answer in their latest DVD which takes you through the entire process on how to make your own bauble cupcakes.  Actually it teaches you how to make sphere shaped cakelet  designs, which really means you will be able to make baubles, hand grenades, tennis balls, basket balls, planets and anything else that is round!

I just love these, though they are so good I would love to hang them on my Christmas tree… it seems a bit wrong to just, well… eat them!

Christmas Cupcake Ideas

By on Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Are you tired of flicking through hundreds of different Christmas cupcakes after doing your Google Image search, finding images you love, but no instructions?

Well rest your weary mouse and check out this one site.  It is of course the Wilton Cupcake site, and by clicking on this link here you will find loads of Christmas Cupcake ideas along with full instructions and lists of the equipment you need to make them.

As a baker I am constantly checking out this site as a way to learn new techniques and find new and interesting ideas.  This year I am loving the angels!  I have just got to buy myself that pan.. early christmas present perhaps?

Click on the images to go directly to the instructions for that cupcake.

Creating a cupcake christmas tree

By on Saturday, December 4th, 2010

There are many ways to create a cupcake christmas tree, including using cupcakes on a christmas tree cupcake stand, or what I am talking about today, and that is decorating your regular every Christmas fake or real Christmas tree with cupcake decorations!

Start with heaps of tinsel, and then put up your cupcake Christmas lights if you can get them, if not go with candy cane lights, or failing that normal lights.  Then decorate all the rest of your tree with cupcake based ornaments!  Here are some cupcake decoration ideas:

  • Glass Cupcake Ornaments
  • Faux Cupcakes (any design, just add a little ribbon)
  • Cupcake pictures adhered to pegs
  • Cupcake pictures hung by ribbons
  • Felt Cupcake Pouches
  • Cupcake wrapper streamers (and don’t limit yourself to the Christmas tree!!!)

Happy decorating!

Oh, and one word of caution, ensure your cupcake lights are safe to use with paper if you are making paper streamers as you don’t want a cupcake bonfire!

Cupcake Christmas

By on Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Its that time of year again!  Less than a month until Christmas day and you have to buy presents for all those people in your life and more often than not, you have no idea what to get!

Well here are a few cupcake ideas for a cupcake inspired Christmas!

First is a cupcake clutch, this one was spotted by Rebecca A. Cooper in Periwinkle boutique at  Shirlington and is USD $52 plus tax. The patent bag is super cute with its embossed cupcake!  See more here.

For kids, you cannot really go past this year’s best seller, the Squinkies and their Cupcake Surprise Bake Shop from Blip Toys!  You can pick this one up for just USD $39.99 from Amazon and it is currently in stock (though only just).

Or how about something a little more strange?  Like Angel Heart Design’s Cupcake Chandelier?  This white iron chandelier comes with three cupcake lights and is USD $145.00.  You can also have a say in the color of your cupcakes!

Or play it safe with body products like these adorable little cupcake soaps from Ditsy Daisies.  They are just GBP 8.50 and come in three flavors, or should that be smells!?

Then don’t forget, if they bake there are heaps of ideas around, such as cupcake liners, wrappers and toppers, not to mention cupcake books and baking trays!

More Cupcake Ornaments

By on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Yes, I know it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet but cupcake Christmas ornaments are popping up everywhere!  Our Facebook readers have been keeping me posted and I have also had many sightings myself.  So far I have seen or heard of cupcake ornaments at Kohl’s, Walmart, Target, Hobby Lobby, JcPenney and Macy’s.  Here are also I few more I found online today.

Amazon:

 Oriental Trading:

 Ebay: 

  

 

So have you had some sweet sightings?  Leave us a link or tell us where you saw them!