Naughty and Nice is sort of my thing this year for Christmas. Well, not in my personal life, but I have several more projects to come with this little theme in mind. This week's cupcake challenge at Hoosier is a Christmas cupcake. Instead of really focusing on new and innovative flavors, I started thinking about a 'wow' factor in delivering said cupcakes. I saw these little plastic ornaments at Hobby Lobby, and I snagged 'em. I baked up chocolate cupcakes/icing, and used black sprinkles for the Coal Cupcakes (you could also use crushed oreos), and then vanilla, butter cream, and the good ol' ziplock piping bag for my Gift Cupcakes.
I added some shred inside the ornament before snapping them shut to keep them in place, some string to hang them (though I could have also made little circles of paper to rest these on a table with a name (think: Easter egg stand).....that could potential be a lot of fun. I'd probably need to switch the names 7 times before we even made it to dinner based on the current treatment I was receiving from my guest). I'll be adding more ribbon and tags with the rest of these guys, but you get the idea. I looooove these ornament balls. They are about a dollar, but I anticipate they will be even cheaper after Thanksgiving. I always hang something from my chandelier for the holidays. Why not dessert?