It’s beginning to look a lot like…

Gingerbread house of 2010So it suddenly occurred to me in the wee hours of this morning that Christmas is almost upon us and I haven’t put a second’s thought to this year’s Gingerbread house! For those who are unaware of this event, I’ve made it a bit of an annual tradition to make up a gingerbread house for Friends Christmas Party we hold every year. I generally put the word out for feature requests and see what I can come up with. And each year I try to incorporate at least some of the features.

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Icecream sundae cupcakes

cupcakes that look like Icecream Sundaes

Market ingredient: Not applicable (sad face)
Difficulty: Easy
Deliciousness: Yes yes
Did The Beard like it? He ate 3

It’s only my second blog post and already I’ve missed a Market’s visit.  But I’m away this weekend for K & D’s wedding and so a “here’s-one-I-created-earlier” will have to do.

March rolls around, and so does Miss AOB’s birthday.  The girl loves a cupcake as much as the next person, and I love to cook, so it’s a win-win situation really.  It’s become a bit of a birthday ritual that I try to create a fancy-type cupcake worthy of Miss AOB so this year I took a little bit of inspiration from a few places.  None other than the Domestic Goddess herself, Nigella Lawson, for her Burnt-Butter Brown Sugar cupcakes, and a bit of Bakerella for some decorating inspiration (a site which incidentally has created my favourite cake pop in the history of cake pops).

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