Friday, December 25, 2009

X'mas cupcakes

Merry Christmas my dear readers..:)
Its Christmas day, but i spent almost the whole day in the kitchen today..;p Yup!! Baking and decorating all these cupcakes for my buddy buddy gathering tomorrow.
I never thought that decorating took such a long time, and i also make sure these cupcakes look really nice due to my failure few times before. And i can say these cupcakes look much much more better than the previous pre-X'mas cupcakes...haha!

These are more organized...;p
I used the easiest and basic chocolate sponge for all these cupcakes. Here's the recipe for you...

2 1/4 cups All purpose flour
3/4 tsp Baking powder
3/4 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Salt
170g Butter
1 1/2 cups Grnulated Sugar
3 Eggs
170g Sweet Chocolate, melted
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla essence
1 1/2 cups Milk

~ Beat the butter and sugar till light and fluffy
~ Add in eggs and beat well
~ Add in melted choc and vanilla, beat until well blended
~ Add in dry ingredients alternating with milk.
~ Spoon into baking cups and bake for 18-20 mins at 180'C

I used buttercream icing for all the base before decorating with the fondant. That's really fun when moulding those fondant with all the striking colours. And of course i have to involved my girl for that. It really looks like playing her play-doh, she said..;)

Brought over some with the 'Santa' to my dear friend's daughter just now, and i hope they like it..., although its abit out of shape...haha!

All are nicely pack for my buddies tomorrow as door gifts. And to tell you the truth, this was my first time baking X'mas cupcakes for them..;p

Those sprinkles were doneby my girl. Guess she has some baking interest since she always helped and watched whenever i bake.

These 'Snow mans' are best favourite. Sprinkled with some icing sugar, and it really looks like snowing...:)

And the last, were those X'mas tress, which i poked the cake with some ice-cream sticks as handle. Abd these were my girl's favourite. She said it looks like lollipop..hee hee!

Once again, I wish all of you a wonderful Merry X'mas & A Happy New Year!


  1. Adorable cupcakes. And I especially love the cake on a stick... very clever.

  2. Thanks Moogie..:)
    Its especially made for the kids.

  3. Great work! BTW, the chocolate Santa cupcakes are real nice, thanks for sharing it with us. ;) Will miss tasting your yummy bakes from now on. :-P Maybe can mail to me next time, hahaha!

  4. Thanks BB, but you are much much more better larr..:)
    I'll miss our baking days...:(

  5. Great work. Adorable cupcakes and I like the choc cake with stick - so creative!
    Happy New Year!

  6. Thanks Rita...:)
    It juz came to my mind when i bought this small x'mas tree mould. Its small, and i thought the kids will easily handle it with a sticks..;)



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