Thursday, November 18, 2010

"i give up" cupcakes....!


....yep, i give up....halloween stuff is in walgreens by the end of august.....turkey paraphernalia shows up in cvs when the kids start school, and holiday/christmas tchotchkes by the time you decide you're in need of some face make-up for the halloween party you forgot you got invited to comes around.....


...so decided today that instead of complaining about how fast the holidays are coming this year yet again.....to just dive in and accept it.....accept that yes....it's less than a week away until thanksgiving....and that means that christmas is only a month or so away.....so in the spirit of that....baked up some christmas cupcakes to start off my acceptance of how fast the time flies and that i will, repeat, will start enjoying the holiday season, no matter how busy life is....


....but you can take short cuts as necessary....!....this is a doctored box mix (use an extra egg and replace the water with 1 cup of buttermilk)....decided to mix it up a bit and still go with green and red cupcakes (tint half the mix with red food gel and half with green)....but sliced them up and mixed and matched the layers....freeze the baked cupcakes first....it's much easier to slice them evenly......


...then filled with a marshmallow buttercream between the layers....swirled on top.....and sprinkled with some red and green large non-pareils...


....life is good and there are so many things to be thankful for....so these are a present to myself for remembering that's the case everyday.....happy holidays....!

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35 comments :

  1. OMG! I literally almost teared up looking at these! They just made me SOOOO HAPPY!!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THEM!!!!

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  2. Ha! Giving up... in a lovely way though. I really like how the colors come through and the mixing and matching. You make it sound easy enough to try and thanks for the freeze and then slice tip!

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  3. These are too too cute! Delicious! You should also link this to my Fat Camp Friday!
    http://www.mangoesandchutney.com/2010/11/fat-camp-friday-5-boston-butt-pork.html

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  4. This is such a nice blog. I'm a new follower, following from a blog hop.
    http://abundanceyeah.blogspot.com/2010/11/anatomy-of-leftover-turkey-dirty-word.html

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  5. These cupcakes are adorable! And... I'm totally with you. This year I just decided to give in as well, and start celebrating Christmas early. I looked at in this way: The earlier I start celebrating it, the more weeks of the most wonderful time of the year I get!

    Merry Christmas!!!

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  6. What beautiful little cupcakes. Way to get into the Christmas swing of things.

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  7. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these!!! I am TOTALLY making these and I PROMISE to give you props!! :) Ya know these would be SO cute for any holiday. Make pastels for Easter, red white and blue for July 4th. OH red and pink for valentines day! OH I LOVE THESE!! :)

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  8. p.s. did you know you where featured on TidyMom??? WAY TO GO!!! :)

    http://tidymom.net/2010/im-lovin-it-wrap-up-11-21-10/

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  9. I'm so glad I found your blog! I love these cupcakes, they're so cute(: It's never too late to start baking christmas stuff.

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  10. These are so fun and festive! Love them!

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  11. The color stacking is a clever idea. I am going to make them .

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  12. I know what I'm doing this week. :D

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  13. I absolutely LOVE these! Christmas cupcakes for sure:) The colors are so vibrant!

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  14. Looooove these!! Can't wait to make some this year! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. I cant believe out of all the cupcakes out there these are the ones that caught my eyes. I love the colors they are so festive. Can't wait to make them for my Christmas party.

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  16. Those are so cute! Would it make a difference in the slice-ability of the cupcake to use the recipe on the back of the box? :)

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  17. probably not much, the buttermilk and egg make them a little denser, but as long as you freeze them you can probably cut them ok....GL!

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  18. What flavor cake mix goes best with marshmallow frostiing?

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  19. Really cute for a Christmas party or just for the kids. Great idea, thanks!

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  20. Instead of cooking separate red and green cupcakes and cutting and gluing back together for the "layered" look, take the same mixture and separate that into two bowls, then add food coloring to each (1 red, 1 green) And alternate red-green-red-green.. when pouring the mix into the cupcake tin. Easier, cleaner, less icing and people will wonder how you did it!!

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    1. I like this way...did u do it? i didnt like the idea of freezing them because i dont know how long for lol

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    2. Less icing? Why on earth would you want less icing? :)

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  21. I’m planning on making these for my high school TA next week and was wondering which cake mix you used. As in “yellow” cake mix or “white” cake mix? Wasn’t sure if it would affect the vibrancy of the cupcake color, and would love to hear what you did since these look amazing!

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    1. I don't think it would be a huge difference. Trying to remember back and I think I used yellow cake mix! Good luck would love to see a pic how they turn out!!

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  22. these are amazing! i was just wondering how long u had to freeze the cupcakes for? over night or just a few hours? Thanks!

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    1. I think i froze them for a few hours, but the longer you freeze them the easier to slice (oh and use a serrated knife!). Good luck!

      If anyone has questions, please email sugarswings@gmail.com unless you are signed in have the email enabled when you leave comments. Just want to make sure you get your answer!

      -michelle

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  23. looking too cute! Delicious! .i like cupcakes very much.thank you

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