Yay, it`s time for some holiday desserts! I hope you love these as much as I do. 🙂
Shelly from Cookies & Cups and Kristan from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen have teamed up to have a Creative Holiday Recipe contest. I love reading both their blogs so when I saw their contest, I was like, WHY NOT?!
Every year, I always give a little treat to all of my friends before Winter Break. When I was in high school, I gave candy. Then my sophomore year my roommate, S, and I decided to bake cookies to all of our friends. Last year, I baked brownie wreaths. This year, I had some ideas bookmarked for what I was going to bake.
BUT then, I saw this contest last week. I told myself I should challenge myself to see if I could come up with something creative on my own and give it out to everyone.
I flipped the cupcakes upside down so that you can see the mint ganache dripping down the sides, but you can totally just do it right side up too. That`ll actually look more like a hill (the cupcake on the left in the first picture is an example of this.)
To make it easier, I used a box mix for the cupcakes and added some mini chocolate chips to make it more fun. Hehe~
If the pictures aren`t enough to make you like these cupcakes, here are 3 testimonies from my friends:
A: “That cupcake. My god. THANK YOU.”
S: “Lynna, these are so cute!! OMG. They`re just SO CUTE!!”
A.T: “Lynna, the cupcake was really good. I really liked the mint!”
You can also use the JetPuffed mallow bits to make snowmen to place on top of the “hills”, too. I did that, but didn`t take any pictures of them. Just use a little ganache to make the marshmallows stick on top of other. 🙂