Wednesday, December 23, 2009

CHRISTMAS TIME IN THE KITCHEN

Has anyone seen the beautiful cupcakes that Bakerella made ( remember when I was on Bakerella's blog, you can read about how I met Bakerella  here) .
They are a sweet winter wonderland.


So Big Sister decided she wanted to make them for two different family gatherings we have tomorrow.  So off to the store I went to gather the supplies.  We started with Paula Deen's sour cream pound cake recipe.






The ingredients are pretty simple butter, sugar, sour cream, all purpose flour, baking soda, eggs, and vanilla.  I was very proud of how well she did measuring and following directions.  The pound cake is yummy.  After the cupcakes cooled, we started the decorating process.

Cutting the tops off of the cones and candy canes was not as hard as I was afraid it would be.  I made sure I did this part,  no more trips to the hospital this year.



We melted candy melts and rolled the cones in it and then in the sugar.


She used the melted candy to attach the ornaments and the candy canes.


Instead of using fondant to make the gifts we just attaches bows to gum drops.


Didn't she do a great job.  And not to be out done Little Sister had to make something.  So all the left over peppermint stick tops inspired me to let her make peppermint bark.





The white chocolate and the dark chocolate mixed together and made a swirly mess, not pretty but it sure taste good.  I hope everyone has a MERRY CHRISTMAS.



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34 comments:

Jen said...

I love that you put everything on the table for your daughters to reach. My daughter always wants to cook, but it is so hard at the counter where I do all of my cooking. I am going to try letting her cook at the table next time, Thanks. It all looks too cute to eat. Love the apron too!

Chris said...

HOW FUN!!! I love the gingerbread aprons. What a darling idea. Merry Christmas!

Bobbie said...

That looks so much fun! thank you for the comment on my blog! Your blog is adorable

Joanna said...

That really is a good idea to put it on the table. I'm going to try that!!! The cakes looked so yummy! I bet your daughter had fun:) Thanks also for your comment on my blog!

Della said...

Those are so pretty! Your daughter did a great job...I want one!

Sabrina said...

Your girls are adorable! Looks like you guys had fun and I so need to add that cookbook to my collection. Merry Christmas to you all!

Sara said...

Looks like you and your beautiful daughters had so much fun! Bakerella would be proud! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Nancy said...

What a fun time that must have been! Great helpers and yummy treats! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a blessed Christmas!

Nancy

Lisa said...

Yummy! That recipe looks delish...I love anything with sour cream! The sugared trees are so pretty!
Thanks for dropping by and leaving kind words! Merry Christmas to you and your family.
~Lisa

Heidi said...

Hi Cha Cha,
Your girls did a wonderful job! They are both very accomplished already, you must be proud of them. Mine love to bake and make a mess in the kitchen, too. It's fun to taste what they come up with.
thanks for stopping by, hope you'll come back soon.
Have a very special Christmas, and a blessed New year
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

Kathryn said...

The both did a great job - both projects look delicious.

Leanne said...

Wow, they did great. I love when my kids help create in the kitchen. Thanks for visiting and for your nice comment. Have a Merry Christmas!

Shana said...

I saw these and your daughter did a great job! So cute and the peppermint bark looks yummy! :)

Its So Very Cheri said...

She did a fabulous job-they are adorable. You are making wonderful family memories.
I hope you have a Merry Christmas
Cheri

Jaimie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!
Those cupcakes looks YUMMY!

Abbi said...

Those are cute! What fun pictures of your baking time!

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

This looks like so much fun!
Just wanting to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2010.
Blessings,
Nancy

Stephanie Lynn said...

Those are adorable ... and look yummy! What a great job! Thanks for sharing - Happy Holidays!

Stephanie Lynn said...

and almost forgot - The peppermint bark looks delish and so pretty! Great job girls!

carolineAlexander said...

They did a wonderful job! You have given me a great idea next year for my girls. We made many gingerbread houses this year. To get rid of Halloween candy, just build a Gingerbread house.

A Frugal Friend said...

Oh wow......beautiful!! I can't wait til my little one gets old enough to do things like this with me! Thanks for sharing!

Suzi said...

Those look incredible! Thanks for stopping by. I was wondering if I could steal one of your pictures with the gingerbread apron and feature it on The Apron Goddesses?

Rondi said...

Your girls done a wonderful job! Those cupcakes look yummy! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Bella Lucia Photography said...

I love the Christmas Trees! What an awesome idea! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Becky Smith said...

I'm impressed by you all's kitchen creativity. What fun!!

Cindi @ Moomette's Magnificents said...

Those cupcakes are beautiful! It's great that kids learn to cook so early in life! My youngest daughter and granddaughter made cupcakes this year! Thanks for stopping by!

Moomette's last post: Visiting from SITS! Happy Holidays!
It's wonderful you went from coast to coast and got to travel! Sounds like you had a wonderful year!

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Crystal said...

Those are too cute!!

Fresh Poppy Sisters said...

How cute that all turned out!!

CCOL4HIM said...

Merry Christmas! Thanks for the blog comment.

Kim Living Life said...

such a cute picture post of your girls cooking they look like they enjoyed it so much

Mountain Woman said...

What fun it was to follow along with the pictures. Yummy! Even though Christmas is over, I'm going to have to try this.
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I appreciate it.

w said...

first. i love the pics. second. i totally want to do the ice-cream cone cupcakes with my girls next year.

however. my girls are a bit younger than yours. so. my pictures will probably be more of the icing and candy. stuck to the floor.

still. totally lovin' it.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Love the cupcakes. What a great design and you have the best little cupcake maker! Thanks for linking to TMTT and happy new year!

Liz@HoosierHomemade said...

Those look awesome! Sorry it's taken me a bit to leave you a comment. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake Tuesday!
~Liz

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