Dec 3, 2013

Happy Holly Days Christmas Cupcakes

Happy Holly Days!

Day 2 - Visions of Sugarplums blog hop.

Need a sweet treat for the classroom Christmas party?
These are fun & easy to create.

The cupcakes are topped with a cream cheese frosting, 
mini M&M's and Fruit Roll-Ups hand cut in the shape 
of holly leaves.

These would also make a nice teacher gift or maybe a sweet gift for your school bus driver.

I re-purposed a Wilton box into a gift box for one special cupcake!

The insert was removed and wrapped with Stampin' Up design paper then slid back inside the plastic case.  I ran a Nesties label die through my Cuttlebug then cut a white cardstock scrap to fit. The stamp "Happy Holly Days" is from Joy's Life: Wintery Puns stamp set.

Here's my super easy Cream Cheese Frosting recipe...

Cream Cheese Frosting

4 ounces unsalted butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a large bowl,beat together the butter and 
cream cheese with an electric mixer. 
With the mixer on low speed add the 
powdered sugar a cup at a time until 
smooth and creamy. Lastly, beat in the vanilla extract.

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  1. Looks delicious. Great idea to use theM&Ms fruit leather for the holly!

  2. Wow you are so creative! I would have never thought to reuse the Wilton packaging. You are right will be great or teacher or bus driver. Love, love it! Thanks for sharing! Hugs and kisses!

  3. Maria - these are so yummy looking. Fabulous way to decorate them! TFS

  4. These look delish. You are so clever re-purposing that packaging to make such a fabulous container for that yummy cake.
    Toni xx

  5. Wowwww Maria,,,,such a clever cup cake decoration,,,,,lvoe it, love it, I want a one ,,,,,,(cupcake) hahahaha

  6. I just had lunch but the cupcakes made me hungry again. thanks for sharing the recipe.

  7. Love the idea that you used fruit rollups...clever!
    Cute & Yummy!
    Have a wonderful day,
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  8. This is great. Never thought of the fruit roll up idea, I like it!

  9. Great use of the roll ups.
    Very festive.
    Carla from Utah

  10. These are so cute and the icing sounds delicious! I love how you repurposed the box too! Brilliant!

  11. Yummy! Love the holly leaves you made!

  12. Oh my goodness! Love the fruit roll up idea! Gorgeous cupcakes!!


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