Saturday, December 24, 2011

O Christmas Tree

Christmas Eve is done.  The kiddos are all asleep.....the cookies and milk have been laid out for Santa.....and the reindeer food and carrots have been set outside for the reindeer.

We had a fantastic day with our family today.  Our boys got to play with their 7 cousins (on the hubby's side), and had such an amazing time they were more than ready to go to bed tonight!

I made these Christmas tree cupcakes after seeing picture after picture of similar ones on Pinterest.  I had plans on making Devil's Food cupcakes (the next challenge for the Club: Baked group), but can you believe it?  I ran out of flour!  I bake all of the time, and usually pay close attention to my did that completely slip by me?  I decided to do a white cake box mix, and then made my own frosting.  I again used the Perfect Cupcake Frosting from Our Best Bites (it's the only one I ever use anymore).  I tinted it Christmas tree green, and using a large 1B tip, made a tower of frosting topped with a star, and covered in sprinkles.  I did have trouble with a slightly too warm kitchen causing a couple of my trees to lean to the side.  I kept those for me!

I hope that you are all having a wonderful Christmas.......Enjoy!

This post is linked to:
Sweet Indulgences Sunday - Tuesday Talent Show - Crazy Sweet Tuesday - These Chicks Cooked - Link It Up Wednesday - T' Time - Full Plate Thursday - Turning the Table Thursday - Bake with Bizzy - It's a Keeper Thursday - It's a Celebration - Sweet Tooth Friday - Friday Favorites - Anything Goes Linky - Show Off Your Stuff - I'm Lovin' It - Friday Food - Sweets for a Saturday


  1. VERY cute! Thanks for you're recovering nicely from all of the holiday hub bub. =) Warm wishes to you in the new year.

  2. These are beautiful. I really need to work on my cupcake decorating skills in 2012. I don't quite have the swirl down. Thanks for listing the tip that you used. I really want to learn how to make these. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  3. So cute! And the cupcake stand is adorable, I am addicted to them LOL.

  4. Your cupcake looks beautiful! I may have to try a few. Pat

  5. I am going to check out that frosting recipe now! I use a basic butter cream and would love to have another go-to cupcake frosting!
    Thanks for linking up!

  6. Gorgeous! I can't wait to check out that frosting. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday and have a Happy New Year!

  7. These turned out soooo very cute! Love the simplicity of it!

    Would also love for you to stop by for a visit!

    I'm your newest follower! : )

    ~Abbie (

  8. Kristen,
    Your Christmas tree cupcakes are so pretty. That is a great frosting. I love having a great "go to" recipe that I know will work every time. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Happy New Year to you and your family and Abundant Blessings in 2012!
    Miz Helen