Thursday, 4 December 2008

Christmas Cupcakes



I cannot miss my own event, that would be really disastrous.

I am sure both kids/adults will love to get a bunch of these cute cupcakes as a present. Especially if you are sending presents to your kids friends in school.

When my hubby came home and saw these cupcakes in the kitchen, he remarked last time he saw so much colours in a cake was when he was little and i remarked back gr gr gr i am sure you didn't even see such a beautiful creaion when you were little.

I coudn't resist myself, I have been waiting to try the sprinkles from the time when my sister send me, so now was the chance .
Donet forget to join me for the event, you will fing the details here

If you want to know what all delicious package has arrived in my box check out here till now it has been delicious goodies I have been getting.

I got this recipe from the time i saw this in Rosie's place Rosie bake a piece of cake last christmas I have been wanting to try it. As they looks so cute and delicious. So this is another wonderful recipe i tried from her place which is a huge hit. You can check out her cutie ones here .



Ingridients:
175g (6 oz) Self-raising flour
175g (6 oz) softened butter
175g (6 oz) caster sugar1 tsp vanilla extract ( used half the amount)
3 eggs, beaten
2 tbsp milk

For the icing.
110g (4 oz) icing sugar, sieved
1 egg white
Few drops of lemon juice
Approximately 50g (2 oz) white fondant Icing, for the candy canes ( I used marzipan to make the candycane)
Edible red and yellow food colouring
Sugar Christmas sprinkles
Method:
Preheat oven 200°C/fan oven 180°C/400°F/Gas mark 6. Line a cupcake tin with 12 foil cupcake cases.
In a bowl cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the beaten egg, milk and vanilla extract a little at a time to the mixture until all combined. Fold in the flour making sure all the mixture is smooth and well combined together.
Place approx a dessertspoon of the mixture into each cupcake case (I like mine to be no more than three quarters full of mixture).
Place into the preheated oven on a middle shelf for 15 – 20 minutes or until firm to the touch and golden in colour. You can also check by using a skewer inserted into the middle of a cake, when it comes out clean the cakes will be cooked. Place the cupcakes onto a wire rack to cool.
For The Candy Canes. Divide the fondant icing into two and with the red colour paste add a little onto a cocktail stick and then onto the half of fondant icing. Work the fondant until the colour is an even red colour and roll into a sausage shape. Take the white fondant icing and roll this into a sausage shape too. Lay each sausage of red and white fondant side by side and pinch together at each end. Twist the strands gently so they resemble candy canes then cut into lengths and curve one end.
For the icing: In a bowl place the sieved icing sugar and add few drops of lemon juice and egg white. Beat until the icing becomes smooth and a good spreadable consistency. Take a teaspoon of icing and ice each cake. Decorate according to your mood.
Also sending this to you can find more info here about the event
Sending this also to JZ @ Tasty Treast for her event

64 comments:

Retno Prihadana said...

Wouw..they´re so cute! yummmm

indosungod said...

They sure do look colorful. I am sure it would make the kids swoon.

Rosie said...

Oh H.C. your cupcakes came out beautifully and so colourful!

Thank you SO much for baking my recipe ~ I am very honoured :)

Rosie x

Passionate About Baking said...

I love these...& you are so sweet. 'In a ball" ha ha...you really made me laugh; make that 'laugh a lot'. & I am hardly thin...just black works its magic!! *HUGS*

sowmya said...

beautiful cupcakes..great use of the spinkles..your sis will be happy to see them..and thats a beautiful decoration with marzipan..

Laavanya said...

They look so festive & cute... :)

Happy cook said...

Retno thankyou

indosungod yeah i am hoping for that

Rosie thankyou for another hit recope from your place.

Passionate about baking, yeah i know the trick with black i try a lot too, but yeah sometimes even black doesn't work.

Sowmya yeah she will be very happy she does check my place very often to see what i am making,

Lavanya indeed they are

Maria said...

Happy Cook, your Christmas Cupcakes are very festive and just adorable!

Maria
x

Priya said...

Cute Cupcakes..looks really colourful, loved the decoration over the cupcakes..

Cham said...

Perfect christmas cupcake, HC u can offer to Santa Claus also. They are adorable!

Maria said...

Those are the cutest cupcakes!!

Bharathy said...

Quite apt for the season :) that reminds me I should bake and blog a cake soon :)
Love your cute and lovely looking cup cakes, HC :)
Yup! get together co ordiantions are on full swing from my side :)..

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Happycook, those cupcakes are so pretty! I love cupcakes and cookies. I'm adding this recipe to my list. Thanks sweetie.

Srivalli said...

They are so lovely F...you have some patience!

The Blonde Duck said...

Those cupcakes are so cute! I love the candy canes!

Suma Rajesh said...

wooooo dear...cupcakes has came out soooooooo well and its beautifully presented...also its an christmas advance treat to ur family.. enjoy ur day :)

Rina said...

Those are pretty Christmas cup cakes happy...I like those candy canes and frosting.

Mallika said...

Noooooo, I am having a major craving for cupcakes. Now I have an easy recipe too. I am doomed!

Varsha Vipins said...

Oh dear..what a colorama..loved it..:)

Isha said...

lovely and yummy cupcakes

Jeena said...

These are so so cute. :-)

Usha said...

The cupcakes look so cute and colorful !

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

those r beautifully decorated cupcakes. i want one please.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

That has to be just fun. Great colors make beautiful cupcakes!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

These are so cute. So colorful.

Mandira said...

so colorful! bet they were gone in no time ;)

LG said...

perfect presents HC. They looks soo cute and yumm

We Are Not Martha said...

These are really cute! I need to start on my Christmas cupcake baking soon!

Sues

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Lovely candycane decoration over the cup cakes HC!! Looks awesome and I think festive season started in ur blog:)

Bharti said...

Adorable cupcakes!

jayasree said...

They look colorful and festive. Very apt for the season.

Sujatha said...

Very cute Cupcakes! I agree, we hardly have seen such beautiful cupcakes when we were young :) M cupcakes era started after coming to the US, especially after my daughter was oorn... She can eat those for breakfast, lunch and dinner.. :) Love your presentation HC! really cute.. :)

Sunshinemom said...

Hehe! I am saying that to myself too - Cannot miss my event especially because I have only one entry for it - the jukebox thing!

In fact there are so many events I am scrambling here and there.

Colorful and delicious cupcakes - they speak of the festivity:)

sunita said...

F, those cupcakes look so festive :-)

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

awesome cupcakes, HC!! its great that I got to know ur event!...I think I have something for ur event too :-)

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Those are adorable! I love them!

DEESHA said...

yummy cup cakes

kamala said...

Those are such cute and colorful cupcakes..you know when i first viewed the pics of previous posts I thought you are bringing the science labs to the blogs..Never seen that before..

Soma said...

Woooo those look so good. I cannot cannot show this to my daughter. she will make to do these right now:-)

Nithu said...

Those are lovely cakes. Nicely decorated.

Cakelaw said...

These little cupcakes are absolutely adorable Happy Cook. I 'specially love the marzipan candy canes - it's a great decorating idea.

Arfi Binsted said...

lovely cupcakes, very tempting for young eyes to see hehehe...

Uma said...

Wow, the cupcakes look so pretty! Must have tasted yummy too!

Linda said...

Dear Happy Cook -- the cupcakes are gorgeous! I am happy to read about your holiday event before the deadline -- I will surely try to send something :)

Curry Leaf said...

WOW,Perfect for gifts.I avoid frosting -this is lovely.I love the marzipan candycanes as well.Perfect

Jaya said...

Happy,
cupcakes looks so delicious and I am sure my little one will like it as much as My better half...
hugs and smiles

Meera said...

Lovely cupcakes.

Indranee said...

Lovely cupcakes and gorgeous designs!

Namratha said...

WOW you made the candy canes too....you are awesome H!! Pretty pretty :)

Adlak's tiny world said...

Pretty rows of cackes all r waiting for........... me i guess. On d way dear. will surely take u all....

Maryann said...

How pretty!

Uj said...

Looks colorful and delicious.. Love cupcakes!

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

You've already started working on christmas sweets? WOW - love the marzipan deco

khudori said...

Mat malam mbak. Lihat2 resep aneh

Sig said...

very cute and colorful H.C.... These will make great holiday gifts... :)

Seena said...

What lovely cakes, Happy! a feast to the eyes too.. :)

Snooky doodle said...

these look adorable :) Nice idea

Snooky doodle said...

these look adorable :) Nice idea

Cooking and the City said...

Happy Cook I love your cupcakes! they're so cute :-)

arundati said...

what lovely cupcakes...the candycanes seem like fun to make, plus add so much colour to the cupcakes!! very chrismacy!!

Jude said...

Looks like fun to make.. Love the detailed step by step photos!

Kaitlin said...

those are adorable, how cuteeee!!!

Stephanie said...

Your little fondant candy canes are so precious!

Aparna said...

How can these cupackes not be a hit? They're so beautiful.