Pretty Christmas things :)

10 Dec

This post isn’t about a new recipe. Just a new presentation. 🙂

I’m re-copying the recipe at the bottom in case you need it. I wanted to make some to share with a co-worker but I wanted to do something new with them. I opened my cabinet (full of baking stuff, of course) and there it was! Perfect! A glass teacup “tasting set” that I received as a Christmas gift last year. They would be just the right thing. I crumbled up some of the gingerbread cupcake, and layered it with cream cheese frosting. A dusting of cinnamon on top and you have…..

this beauty. Photographed in some of my favorite Christmas paper from this year!
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My friend told me about this photographing technique. I taped wrapping paper to the wall and then let it fall down the wall and onto the floor to look like a Christmas background. Of course, when she was telling me about it she was talking about taking pictures of kids. Not cupcakes. 😉 But here’s to a mixture of some of my favorite things in a pretty little package: Christmas flavors, cream cheese frosting, and wrapping paper. Go ahead. Try them and then enjoy one. Or three.

1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 stick butter, room temp.
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
3/4 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch nutmeg
pinch salt
1/2 cup molasses
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
Mix flour and baking soda. In a separate bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Beat in molasses, and then eggs one at a time. Beat in the flour mixture. Mix in sour cream until well-blended. Pour into lined cupcake pan. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out almost clean.

Icing:

Beat together 1 stick of softened butter and 1 eight oz. package of cream cheese. Mix in 1 tsp. of vanilla. Then add 1 lb. of powdered sugar and mix until creamy.

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One Response to “Pretty Christmas things :)”

  1. Jessica December 29, 2012 at 8:28 am #

    Seeing this a little late, but what a clever way to use wrapping paper!!

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