A Cupcake Cake!!

January 17, 2010 at 9:07 AM 1 comment

I know this post is a bit belated, but nonetheless, I got it posted!!

Over the Orthodox Christmas holiday, a friend and I decided to take on the challenge of decorating a cake. I gotta tell you, I did not think I had this in me! Who ever knew I was this creative/”artistic?”

For starters we made red velvet cupcakes.  I’m not going to lie, they came from a box…

After letting the cupcakes sit overnight, so that they were completely cool we made a cream cheese icing, from scratch! We got the recipe from allrecipes.com.  However, we did tweek it slightly.  We read many of the reviews and found that the icing really did taste like cream cheese, and we were looking for a sweeter icing. Problem solved, we added almost 2 more cups of powdered sugar! Many people don’t want to make their own icing because it sounds scary (that used to be me!), but this was easier than making the cupcakes themselves! Honestly, try it!


  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Mix in the vanilla, then gradually stir in the confectioners’ sugar. Store in the refrigerator after use

Now it was time for the fun stuff! We put the cupcakes into the shape of a christmas tree! (Angela’s brilliant idea!) We then started the decorating!!

  • Tree: Green food coloring
  • Stump: Brown food coloring
  • Ornaments: M&M’s and sprinkles
  • Snow: Coconut

Our final product:

It tasted as delicious as it looks! I was so surprised at how easy this was.  Not to mention, we had a great time decorating it! I can’t wait to make my next one 🙂 Yes, i’ve already decided what it will be: A large toothbrush with a piece of thoothpaste on it! How cute of an idea is that for a dental school event?  Totally cute.


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Merry Orthodox Christmas! It’s been so long

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. barefaced  |  January 17, 2010 at 11:20 AM

    This does look fantastic and I’m a little bitter you didn’t save me any. I can’t wait to see the toothbrush! That’s an awesome idea! Get those creative juices flowing. 🙂


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