Decorating Christmas cupcakes

As you can tell, I have been in the holiday mood lately.

And going along with that mood, I found some easy Christmas cupcake decorating tutorials posted by MyCupcakeaddiction over on YouTube.

The two videos I wanted to share show you how to easily create Christmas tree cupcakes, and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer cupcakes.

I personally like the Rudolph cupcakes better. (They are so cute!) But what is Christmas without a Christmas tree?

So I hope you like these videos, or at least feel inspired to make your own Christmas cupcake creation.

Happy Holiday Crafting!

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Halloween cookie suckers

Mummy Halloween Cookie Suckers

Looking for a treat instead of a trick this Halloween season?

I found these great Halloween cookie sucker ideas over at HowDoesShe.com.

There you will find easy instructions to create mummy, ghost, and tombstone cookie suckers.

For the mummy cookie suckers you see in the picture, you will need:

  • Oreo cookies
  • sucker sticks
  • white candy melts
  • big googly candy eyes

Just follow the easy instructions given on HowDoesShe.com, and you will have a fun, festive treat to enjoy.

Happy Crafting!

A mix between Swedish and American cinnamon buns

Swedish and American Cinnamon BunsToday I wanted to share an interesting idea I found that mixes a Swedish cinnamon bun recipe with an American vanilla frosting recipe.

Sugar and Spice Baking came up with this idea, and has posted the recipe on their page.

I really need to stop being so hungry when I make these posts. Just looking at the picture is making my mouth water!

Update: I forgot to add the page where Sugar and Spice Baking also provides helpful links for measurement conversions.

Happy Baking!

Jack-o’-Lantern Cake

Jack-o'-Lantern Cake

I love cake.  I really do.  So you will probably see some more cake posts here in the future.  But Halloween is coming up, and this was just too good to pass up!

Over on the Betty Crocker website is a short instructional video showing viewers how to make a Jack-o’-Lantern cake, like the one featured in the picture.

There are great tips like using wax paper to help smooth out the icing process, and freezing the cake for a period of time before spreading on the final coat of icing.

There is also no expensive special cake pan that you need to buy for this.  All you need are two oven-safe casserole type bowls to help get the rounded shape, and you are good to go.

So there you have it, a cute Halloween themed cake that is relatively simple to make, and just in time for the holiday.

Enjoy!