Spreading the Holiday Cheer
Just finished the last of my exams on Friday and I'm sitting here writing at 4:20 a.m. waiting to leave for Bellingham and from there, LAS VEGAS! :D
It's been ridiculously crazy for the past little while. After my exams, there was a birthday get together, a bit of shopping--it was intended to be Christmas shopping, but I totally didn't get anything done and ended up shopping for myself instead... here's to hoping I can find gifts in the States--and there was also a dinner where I didn't know anyone save the one person that made me tag along! #awkward! I still can't believe the price of alcohol at restaurants; I paid $6.50 for a bottle of Corona. That's pure robbery! D:
Anywho, after another unsuccessful attempt at shopping today--err, yesterday--I decided on another approach to the holidays and did a little festive baking :) Recipe to follow after this pictures~
Here's the recipe I used for my Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting.
I find that baked goods are always a welcome and well-received treat, especially during the holidays (that's the vibe I got from the recipients of these cupcakes anyways >>"), so they make great little surprises for friends and family :)
To spread some more holiday cheer, I wrapped them up extra pretty~ Cupcakes are a little harder to hand out than, say, cookies 'cause of the frosting and whatnot.
How did I get around this?
Easy! What you want to do is measure and cut out some cardboard to use as a base for the cupcakes to stand on. Wrap that up with wrapping paper or tissue paper for aesthetic appeal then load on them cupcakes! Use some cellophane, curl some festively-coloured ribbons and you're good to go!
And voila! Here's the final result, post-wrapping:
I'm soooo sleepy right now but I gotta go soon so I guess I'll have to sleep in the car ride to Bellingham ><"
That being said, I'll be back on the 23rd with (hopefully) a whole lotta pics and posts on my trip so stay tuned! Maybe I'll start tweeting while I'm away... follow me @emicablyyours <3