I made some cupcakes last night and decided to keep the decorating simple since it was my birthday and I really didn't want to spend all night in the kitchen!
I made some of my simple cupcakes, and buttercream, which I tinted green. I piped on swirls of the buttercream using a large star tip. This was a really easy way to create "Christmas trees" because you only needed one shade of icing. All twenty cupcakes only took me about thirty minutes to decorate.
I cut out some yellow stars from some yellow fondant that I had left over from the Lightning McQueen cake for the top of the "trees".
Then a few sprinkles on top for the baubles and they were all done.
... and then they were all gone!
The kids had a great time - the food went down a treat, and we even managed a craft activity. We made the "Reindeer food" that I saw on one of my favourite blogs, which was was a free printable from this blog. The kids loved it, although the oats went everywhere!
What have you been baking and making for Christmas - I'd love to know!