Sunday, December 2, 2007

It’s December! Time for Christmas cupcakes

Here’s a set of Christmas cupcakes I made to start the month off right. We ate these while we decorated the house for the holidays. I also had some leftover batter, so I made a little red velvet cake just for fun.

Christmas Cupcakes

Tartelette said...

I admire your patience!

January 18, 2008 02:48 AM
Bakerella said...

thanks… but it’s worth it when I get excited about what I’m working on.

January 22, 2008 03:38 AM
audrey said...

Hi there, im a home baker too!

just wondering how you get your fondant so red.. im using wilton gelpaste colours, but no matter how much i add, i cant seem to get this gorgeous red.. i usually get a sort of intense pink.. hope you can shed some light on this puzzling problem. heh.

February 4, 2008 07:14 PM
Bakerella said...

Hi audrey

I used the wilton concentrated paste in the little jar. It was either Christmas Red or Red (no taste). I just used a whole lot of it. My hands were almost wet, but it eventually all blended together. I’m sure there’s a better way, because I have seen some really red reds out there.

February 5, 2008 01:34 AM
Anonymous said...

hi bakerella

mi name is rosa im from mexico and i really admire ur work

ur so good!!

last year i try to make this hings but the colorful cover(sorry my english is bad)i cant made plz u can help me u make with sugar or what kind a material is?

i uf can and really help me this is my email

or i read ur blog every time ihad a break ok!


July 26, 2008 11:41 PM
Bakerella said...

Rosa- I emailed you

July 28, 2008 03:09 AM
kielbasatime said...

these are awesome! are you willing to share the red velvet recipe? there are so many online…(and without reviews) that I am weary of trying them.
Is the smooth white pieces on top rolled fondant? Do you still have frosting underneath? Sorry for the ques overload…I am going to a holiday party on Friday with a dessert cook-off and I really want to win!

December 1, 2008 03:41 AM
Bakerella said...

kielbasatime – Yes I am. Those were actually made with a Duncan Hines cake mix. Not what you’re looking for to win a contest. I’m also looking for a go to scratch one. They are decorated with fondant. And there is a layer of frosting on top that helps the fondant adhere to the cupcake.

December 1, 2008 04:20 AM
Melissa Mac said...

How cute and festive, I love them. May I ask if you used poured fondant to cover them, or did you make cutouts with a circle cookie cutter?

December 4, 2008 09:06 PM
Bakerella said...

I rolled the fondant and used the circle cutters. Haven’t attempted poured fondant yet.

December 5, 2008 06:08 AM
Lindsey Robinson said...

Those cupcakes are too cute to even eat! When i use red i use the americolor brand it is excellent requires about 1/10th as much as the wilton brand does.

December 16, 2008 07:19 PM
Bakerella said...

That’s great to know. I still haven’t tried that brand yet.

December 18, 2008 03:40 AM
Demi said...

Do you have some kind of recipe for those cupcakes? =]

October 2, 2009 01:19 PM
bakerella said...

Sorry – I don’t remember what I used. These were done almost two years ago.

October 7, 2009 10:01 PM
Maggie said...

Bakerella, do you ever use Marshmallow Fondant? I have used it a couple times with success for a beginner. I have never tried the Wilton brand. I am wondering which works best. Your creations are amazing and inspiring!

November 5, 2009 11:28 PM
Evia said...

Wow, i was starting to plan my christmas out this year and came across this amazing cupcakes decoration, its so cute and very festive. I thought it’s an ideal and creative thing to do. I wish i could do something like this, I’m honestly inspired.

I’m no chef but was wondering do you provide a receipe for this or perhaps a service? :-) First time i’ve come across this site and i have to say its superb!

November 7, 2009 06:34 PM
KK said...

Hi bakerella!

My names KK, Im 14 and I admire all your work! When I grow up I want to be a baking and pastry chief. I’ve tried your recipes and love every single one of them! I can’t wait until I can try this for my family! Any advice for a fondant recipe?? I’ve tried a few but I can’t seem to get it right! Please help!:)

November 8, 2009 12:01 AM
bakerella said...

Maggie – I haven’t tried MMF before. Just Wilton and Satin Ice brands mostly.

Evia – No service and I can’t remember the recipe I used for these – it was a while ago.

KK – I buy my fondant already made. Saves time so I can get straight to decorating.

November 11, 2009 08:40 PM
Rachel said...

I have a great recipie of a brownie thats kind of like your red velvet recipe of wiltons , haven’t tried the wiltons on but the brownie one is so good and suppose you could add the red food coloring to it so it would look the same. It also has a cooked topping that tastes sooo good to. Its a bit long but if you email I will send it to you to try and I bet you will put it in your blog it’s that good. FYI I heard that you can use koolaid to color icings and chocolate to get other flavours.

November 12, 2009 11:19 AM
Evia said...

Ah okies, no problem bakerella. :-) Just keep up the superb work, yeah? :) What you do, brings a smile to my face. You are great at what you do.

Thank you!

November 14, 2009 02:58 PM
vickie said...

i wish for christmas to be with my family and to open a package that has tons of cake decorating gadgets!lol

December 9, 2009 02:23 PM
Maddie said...

Hey bakerella!

My name is maddie, I am also looking at becoming a pasry chef someday and opening my own bakery. I have used many of your holiday ideas and they have been a big hit with my friends and family. Your ideas are so cute! I have one question tho, what type of fondant do you use? Everytime i use it it’s always the kind that taste horrible! haha so i don’t know if thats just how it always is or if there is a certain kind you make or buy…?

December 13, 2009 12:33 PM
bakerella said...

Maddie – Satin Ice mostly. You can try to make your own. I hear marshmallow fondant tastes pretty good.

February 3, 2010 10:15 PM
Maggie said...

WOW these look great for an early creation I will dry it next christmas =)

March 29, 2010 04:32 PM
Rosebud said...


August 8, 2010 05:47 PM
Hola said...

Hey, do you have a recipe for these cupcakes i cant find them

September 20, 2010 01:34 PM
Ash said...

WOW! i just stumbled upon this awesome site yesterday, and i’m still stumblin! hehe
This is so amazing. I’ve been having cupcake/muffin fever for …3 years now. But I can’t say I’ve mastered anything, which is kind of shameful.
I made my first fondant yesterday, and I’m looking for ideas to decorate them :)
One more fan to add to your huge set of fans.
All the best!

September 22, 2010 05:31 AM
Brittany said...

These are so amazing. I can’t wait to make some for Christmas this year. I use marshmallow fondant when I bake and it is so good! I love everything that you make! You inspire me to get better at baking!

November 18, 2010 11:13 AM
cupcake lover said...

Wow, they are sooo cute! I would love to make these. You are just great! There so detailed and perfect! mmmm…

November 20, 2010 10:41 PM
Anonymous said...

For those w Ho want to get the solid red fondant, you can buy it pre made at cake baking specialty shops. Otherwise you end up with pink fondant.

December 11, 2010 09:50 AM
Anonymous said...

I love them! I am actually getting paid to make Christmas cupcakes and I think that I will try these.

December 14, 2010 08:28 AM
Wendy said...

I love all these cake pops and ideas!

July 10, 2011 02:25 PM
Anonymous said...

Hi Bakerella,
I was just wondering what type of knife you would most recommend for cutting difficult shapes out of fondant? I am having a hard time figuring out what to use. Thanks so much!

July 28, 2011 02:25 PM
takentwicce said...

wheres the recipe

September 2, 2011 05:17 PM
Crokmou said...

That’s really beautiful !

December 20, 2011 03:05 PM
Tiffany said...

What kind of tools do use to shape all of your fondant so perfectly.

January 9, 2012 11:56 PM
jennifer said...

First I wanted to let you how much we admire your work here in Spain and send you huge kisses .
second..and unfortunatelly that’s why I am here now…we found a site selling cookies, cupcakes and cakes using fotos from other sites…including yours..I found those cupcakes and inmediatly recognized your work.
As it’s a spanish site I don’t know if you care but we thought you should know so here I am..
regardless of this information….we just wanted to let you know we are huge fans and love your work very, very much….

February 1, 2012 09:42 AM
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July 9, 2013 10:14 PM
bec said...

anonymous number 38 was my comment. i just forgot to type
my name.

July 9, 2013 10:17 PM
Ariana said...

Hi Bakerella,
I am a student doing cake decorating for my Gold Arts Award and I was wondering whether you could answer a few questions to help with my research.
Please could you send the response via the email provided.
1) How did you start cake decorating?
2) How long have you been cake decorating?
Thank you very much, it is extremely appreciated

October 7, 2013 10:49 AM
Ellie said...

hi. i am a pro baker and i love how cute your ideas are. one suggestion, i would like a recipe of your homemade fondant.

November 2, 2013 11:35 AM
Gracie McFarland said...

I love the little santa cupcake! Soooo cute! Say, do you have any holiday contests on this month? I couldnt find any.

December 4, 2013 08:55 PM
Myrna J said...

Concerning the mini cherry creamcheese cakes, as vanilla wafter are now too big for foil cupcake liners, I roll out the wafers, add margerine (or butter); mix together and press into bottoms of foil cups; leaves more room for cream cheese, rather than putting the wafter upside down.

Also, do not add any salt or sugar to crushed wafers.

February 19, 2014 05:51 PM
hack my talking tom said...

Love these I am definitely going to give them a go. Love the colors

November 29, 2015 08:29 AM
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