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Dec 19, 2008

Christmas Cupcakes

Christmas Cupcakes
Colorful and Yummy Cupcakes for Christmas
I love the Christmas atmosphere. Christmas lights and decorations look enchanting everywhere. As the Christmas holidays are approaching, my daughter’s class held a fun-filled holiday tradition called ‘Secret Santa’, where a student is randomly assigned to another student to whom he/she gives a gift anonymously. It’s really a lot of fun to guess who your Secret Santa is! And they’re going to get these gifts and start guessing about their secret Santa on the day of the Christmas party, which is today. For this particular Christmas party, I volunteered to send some cupcakes! 

After the successful beginning of my cupcake spree, I became confident about my baking skills and agreed to send some cupcakes. So here they are! I had to make cupcakes that would be enough for 30 kids. So I doubled the recipe and got 32 cupcakes. I took the basic cupcake recipe from here and didn’t make many changes to it. 

Ingredients: (makes 16 cupcakes)
  • 3 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 ¾ Sugar
  • 2/3 cup Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 ¼ cups Milk

  1. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Keep aside.
  2. Beat together sugar and butter until light and fluffy. 
  3. Add eggs and vanilla to the sugar mixture and beat until well mixed.
  4. Add the sugar mixture to the flour mixture along with milk and beat well.
  5. Line up the cupcake/muffin tray with paper cups and pour batter in each cup. Fill the cup only up to ¾ level of the cup as the cupcakes raise well during cooking.
  6. Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Place the muffin tray inside the oven and bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the cupcake.
  7. When the cupcakes become cool, decorate with desired frosting or icing. My daughter helped me with the icing just like she did before with pumpkin cupcakes.
  8. Enjoy!

Christmas Cupcakes

This is my contribution to the following events:
  1. Christmas Feast Event, hosted by Purva.
  2. Homemade Christmas Gift Event, hosted by Happy Cook.
  3. Baking For Beginners, hosted by Vandana Rajesh.
  4. FIC: White, hosted by Lubna Karim. Food in Colors is originally started by Sunshinemom of TongueTicklers.


Srikitchen said... [Reply]

looks delicious and yum!
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Premyscakes said... [Reply]

Hi Uma,
It looks fabulous. cup cakes had turned out perfect.

AnuSriram said... [Reply]

These cup cakes looks awesome.. Nice decoration!

Jaishree Iyer said... [Reply]

Hi Uma,cup cakes looks awesome,delicious and yum!

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Uma, the cupcakes look great! whenever i make cupcakes, they brown a lot more on top! yours have not - and they look like lil cuties!

Thanks for sending it to my event!! :-)Happy Holidays!

Cham said... [Reply]

Sure kids would have fun today and pleased of ur cupcake. The icing is very pretty.

Mahimaa's kitchen said... [Reply]

those look so cute!

Finla said... [Reply]

Looks like you made them in huge bathces.
They look so yumm and beautiful.
I love the different decorations.
Thankyou for sending this to my event.

Purva Desai said... [Reply]

Cup cakes looks soft, and very christmasy....Thank you for the lovely decorative entry..

Unknown said... [Reply]

wow.. looks great Uma.. soft & colourful...

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Cupcakes looks so perfect.

Yasmeen said... [Reply]

Sounds like a fun party.I'm sure the kids gobbled every crumbs of your scrumptious cupcakes:)

Unknown said... [Reply]

good to see u baking a lot nowadays..they look pretty...

Suganya said... [Reply]

Cupcakes looks so cute. Nice recipe. Looks so good. So colorful YUM! Perfect for holidays....

Unknown said... [Reply]

looks so colour ful and yummy uma

TBC said... [Reply]

How very festive, Uma!

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

All those kids r lucky to taste ur cupcakes..they look pretty n cute icing too..

LifenSpice said... [Reply]

Hi uma, cup cakes looks great and icing looks just perfect!

Pooja said... [Reply]

Wow they are looking yummy uma.

Daily Meals said... [Reply]

Cup cakes look delicious and colourful Uma!

Siri said... [Reply]

Lovely, cute cupcakes Uma. Happy Holidays!


Cynthia said... [Reply]

Happy Holidays!

Sunshinemom said... [Reply]

Wow! Uma, you are on a baking spree these days:) Daughter dear is having fun and it is so evident:)

Dori said... [Reply]

Christmas is my favorite time of year, despite the cold! I love the decorations and ambiance. The cupcakes are adorable :)

anudivya said... [Reply]

Those are very cute decorations Uma... bet you had a wonderful time making and decorating them

Raks said... [Reply]

Beautifully decorated cup cakes Uma! Looks so lovely and hope u enjoyed!

Pavani said... [Reply]

looking yummy n delicious yaar... ibookmarked it ...

Silvia - Magnolia Wedding Planner said... [Reply]

Uma darling these cupcakes are stunning :-D so xmas!!
I wish you a happy xmas and a wonderful new year full of joy happiness and health!
a big kiss

lubnakarim06 said... [Reply]

Wow yummy cakes. Perfect for the season and event. Thank you for sending down to FIC.

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