Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Baking

Hey everyone! First and foremost, Merry Christmas Eve!! My family and I are all in for the night and we've already been to Christmas Mass and Christmas Dinner! I'm ready to get in my Lilly jammies and hit the hay!

Today I baked over 40 cupcakes for a family Christmas party tomorrow that my godmother--my Aunt Patricia--and her family are hosting. We all will hop over (or in our case, drive 5 hours through the treacherous Belt Parkway and NJ Turnpike to get to Lawng-I-land.) to her house to see each other and have some fun catching up and playing open trading--to many people that's the White Elephant trading game!

In order to pass some time and have something other than a ham to bring to the party, my mom suggested that I bake some cupcakes! I got all the different decorating things I needed yesterday and enjoyed my 4.5 hours of baking today! I absolutely love cupcakes and these were some of the goodies I came up with:

I was MOST proud of those wreaths! Using a star tip and the kind of decorating frosting you can buy that comes with the 4 different tips, I piped the wreaths myself! I loved loved loved how they came out!

Here's a close up of the wreaths!

I also dyed some of the frosting pink--what a shocker! Then I made other designs like the santa hat and some more artsy ones like the one next to the hat. I also added first name initials of all my cousins to cupcakes so everyone had their own!

My mom also found the most darling sprinkles in the grocery store that we added as well!

These were the few that we're keeping at home for ourselves!
As you can see with this red bow, sometimes the frosting came out WAY too fast and thick if you applied too much pressure to the nozzle. Clearly, this was not going to make the trip with us!!

As you're all baking at this time of the year, keep the wreath design in mind! It is super festive and easy to do!

Merry Christmas!



gCe said...

Those are lovely! Have a Merry Christmas!

Emily said...

Your cupcakes are fabulous and you should definitely be proud of your wreaths...they are so cute!

Molly said...

My goodness- fabulous! Merry Christmas!

Sweet, Sassy, Southern and Classy said...

Those cupcakes are great! Don't you love decorating with icing? My mom and I always do Christmas sugar cookies and it takes us like 3 hours to decorate, ha! We get into it. Merry Christmas to you!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

I love the wreaths and santa hat! Wishing you a very merry Christmas!

Pearls, Curls, and A Southern Girl said...

those cupcakes look great! I hope you have an amazing Christmas! ps-thank you for following my blog :)

Brian said...

Big cup cake fans around here. As a matter of fact every Friday we have cup ckae Friday. Have a Merry Christmas!

Her Preppiness said...

looks yummy

Kerry said...

I'm from Long Island!!! Where does she live?

Pink Preppy Party Girl said...

Those cupcakes look delicious and beautiful! Merry Christmas.

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