This year, Harrassed Mom again set out to help organise a Christmas party for children who may not be lucky enough to have one, and got into cahoots with Kids Clinic in Pretoria. They are a centre that offers support to children who are victims of crime and abuse.
Laura called for volunteers and donations, and I said I would donate cupcakes for the party.
I did chocolate cupcakes and vanilla cupcakes, icing them with a layer of white butter icing and then topping them with butter icing Christmas trees decorated with hundreds and thousands and little fondant stars, and then added fondant gifts or Christmas stockings. The paper cups are also Christmas themed with little holly sprigs all over them!
I baked plain vanilla cupcakes in black cups for Christmas day, and I iced them with green and white two-tone butter icing, green and red moulded fondant Christmas themed decorations, and green sprinkle sugar.
Christmas day was celebrated at our house, so another batch of cupcakes were definitely in order! I baked a batch of vanilla cupcakes, and decorated them with what was supposed to be a red butter icing, but I didn’t add enough colouring.
I sprinkled them with Christmas themed sprinkles from Nicoletta- little Santas, snowflakes and Christmas trees, and added silver dragees for sparkle.
I did confuse people a little though, because I pulled the paper cups off before I served them to my guests!
These are strawberry cupcakes- a vanilla base with fresh strawberry pulp baked in.
I iced them with white and pale green coloured cream cheese icing, coloured dragees, heart and star shaped sprinkles, and then using a tube of metallic blue icing made specially for writing with- I added a zig-zag line to look like tinsel.
The sprinkles, dragees and the icing writing tube are all from Nicoletta. Currently, this is the biggest and in my opinion the nicest range of cake decorating goodies that are easily available in supermarkets!