Christmas Cupcakes

One of the best things about Christmas is when you receive something you weren’t expecting. Those surprise moments (we’ve all watched that guy holding the boards in Love Actually 100 times. No? Just me?). I think that whole ‘just because it’s Christmas’ thing doesn’t happen enough. That’s where these cupcakes step in. To spread some unexpected Christmas cheer, I got up on Tuesday morning and made a load of these to give to out to friends and to the lovely people in my Dad’s office. I’ve had in my head for ages exactly how I wanted these cupcakes to look. I handmade all the toppers, cutting tiny gingerbread men using the extra dough I had and cutting snowflakes and trees from flowerpaste. The trees I covered in edible green glitter and the snowflakes I dusted with pearl white. The cupcakes with the gingerbread guy are vanilla. The trees are chocolate with nutella frosting and sprinkled with hundreds and thousands to give the impression of lights/decorations. The snowflakes are my new personal favourite, Oreo with Oreo cream cheese frosting. Oh yeh. I love how festive they all look in the box together. I hope everyone that had one was filled with a little Christmas joy, or at least happy to be filled with cupcake.

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