Saturday, January 1, 2011

Baby It's Cold Outside!

Lack of short bread cookies, red and green sprinkles, and present-shaped cupcakes got you down? I'm familiar with these after Christmas baking blues and feel your pain! As a fellow cupcaketeer, I want you to know that I'm here for you with some wintery cupcakespiration to keep the holiday spirit alive and the oven warm!

Check out a few ideas for January:

Christmasy-looking trees aside, the aqua colored icing (easily achieved with Wilton food dye or adding a little bit of green to blue-dyed icing) and a touch of winter decorations are still appropriate for parties after Christmas!

No food dye handy? That's ok! Just tease the icing into lovely flowing waves and add some white decorations on top to achieve this elegant design.

In an entirely different direction, check out these frigid treats that will warm the belly!


  1. Happy new year! I'm back and blogging (well...I finally squeezed one post up so that's something. ;-)

    My mom -- NOT a baker at all! -- would make those cupcake cones out of Duncan Heinz cupcake mix for me every year on my birthday to bring to school. I was the coolest kids in school. (Well, at least on my birthday.) And I thought my mom was a super baker! Your photo totally flashed me back to happy times. :-)