Friday, January 4, 2013

Christmas Tree Cupcakes & Reindeer Pops

Where did the month of December go?
I mean really, I think I blinked and the holidays were over.
In keeping with tradition, I brought my kids on the show to help me make some Christmas goodies.
Boy, were they in rare form.  You can just never predict how a 4 & 6 year old are going to act on LIVE tv.  
But it was a lot of fun, and they were of course super cute... not that I'm biased.

Here's the YouTube video of the segment...
(Thanks YouTube for picking the perfect freeze frame shot!)

Here's some more shots from our Christmas shows...
(Just FYI, TJ made sure to get all my best faces! LOL!)

Fun times.
In case you want to book mark these recipes to do with your kids for next Christmas, here ya go!

Reindeer Pops
Get a nutter butter cookie, split cookie, put Popsicle stick in, add extra peanut butter, place cookie on top. Dip in chocolate, set on parchment paper, before chocolate hardens, add white choc chip for eyes with dot of chocolate, m and m for nose, sprinkles and broken pretzel.

Christmas Tree Cupcakes
Make a batch of cupcakes
Place a sugar cone on top of each cupcake and press into the cupcake firmly. Next, ice the entire cone with green frosting. (Tip: Hold the cone steady by placing your index finger on the top of the cone and pressing down.) Then, using a fork, texturize the green frosting until you reach your desired "Christmas tree" finish. We topped off our mini trees with gumdrops and added a little extra frosting around the base to make it look like snow. Decorating the trees is entirely up to you-just have fun and make them your own!