Hello, hello! So happy you're here! Amidst all the hustle and bustle this week, I'm really feeling the Christmas spirit and have put together a red and white holiday post with a few snowflakes thrown in.
A few weeks ago, when my daughter turned five, one of the things I made were cherry-topped cupcakes. They turned out so cute and it occurred to me that they'd be perfect for the holidays too. I know cherries don't really scream Christmas since they're more of a summer fruit, but their vibrant red color sure is right for the season, especially when paired with some whites and a few fun things like pretty cake wrappers and striped straws.
I was a total cheater when I made these. I didn't have time to whip anything up from scratch, so box cake it was. This particular cupcake turned out so perfect I could hardly believe it!
I made some chocolate and snowflake-topped cupcakes too. The snowflakes are so easy to make and I think they add a nice festive touch. I used candy melts, which I found at JoAnn's, melted them in the microwave, put them into a frosting bag and using a tiny little frosting tip, piped out a few snowflake designs. It doesn't take too long for them to harden and then you can use them to decorate your cake, tart or cupcakes.
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, enjoying time with your families and celebrating the birth of our Savior.