Sunday, December 19, 2010

Santa Hat Cupcakes

Happy Weekend! I am officially on vacation until the beginning of the new year. Yeah! My kids are done with school and my hubbie is done with teaching, so we are ready to party. Now all I need is this torrential wind and rain to stop!

These might be my most favorite cupcakes I have made. I think they turned out really cute!

Santa Hat Cupcakes:


Aren't they cuuuute???!! The santa hats are Bugles (these are a salty snack shaped like a cone) dipped in red candy melts. Let them dry of waxed paper. Then re-dip one end and roll in white sprinkles. Dip the tip of the cone and then stick on a mini marshmallow. So easy and my kids loved helping me. They actually made most of the hats. I found the idea on Cookies and Cups.

I love the red cupcakes liners, too. I got them at Michael's, but my favorite place to get super fun cupcake liners is Bake It Pretty. They have so much fun stuff!


I used this recipe for the cupcake part: Vanilla Bean Cupcakes. They were decent, but I thought they were a tad dry. I just can't seem to find a great cupcake from-scratch recipe. I mean, I don't mind making cupcakes from a box mix and those usually turn out great. I would just like to find a good yellow or vanilla cupcake recipe. I haven't found it yet, but I will searching and trying!

I hope you are having a great weekend. Are you ready for the holidays??? I think I am done shopping. I just need to get everything wrapped and find out if I have it all. Thanks for stopping by today!

13 comments:

IamDerby said...

These are adorable Mara!

Rebecca said...

those are SO CUTE!

patti west said...

happy vacation!! the cupcakes are way too cute! :)

Libby at PSA Stamp Camp said...

These are the cutest!

Joni Kix said...

The Bugles are perfect for the hats! I bet they taste great coated with candy melt. BTW, I just came by to print you your biscotti recipe... I'm off to fight the wind and rain on the way to the market!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

So adorable. Love them. :)

Sue said...

They turned out really cute! I see some in my near future:)

Julia Aston said...

These are just so fun Mara! wanted to let you know that I tried your wonderful pumpkin skone recipe and I'm giving them as Christmas gifts to friends this year - check out my posting on Monday - I linked to your recipe.

thanks!!

http://www.createwithjulia.blogspot.com

(we're both on the PSA DT)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So cute Mara! Love the Santa hats :) Happy Holidays :)

Aubree said...

These are too cute Mara!!

mustangkayla said...

How cute are those? Ya know...if you ever were thinking about moving, the house next door is for sale and I'd love your for my neighbor! :-)

Melissa said...

These are adorable, Mara!! How do bugles taste with frosting??

Enjoy your vacation and Merry Christmas!

Lee said...

These are so cute! You have been so busy baking. All your goodies look so yummy. Have a wonderful Christmas.