Our Hanukkah celebration at church was postponed a week, so we’re celebrating this weekend. In honor of Hanukkah, I made cupcakes, natch. 🙂 It seems it’s what I do, and I’ve discovered that I really, really like to make cupcakes. No one ever frowns at you when you present them with cupcakes. They break out in wide, happy smiles like kids at a birthday party. I love that. 🙂
I gave a little flavor boost to these by adding equal parts (1.5 teaspoons each) of vanilla and almond extracts to classic white cake mix. The house smelled like a Danish while they were baking, mmmm! It’s not too strong, just a hint of flavor, so that’s good. I didn’t want anything overpowering. I let the kids have 2 each – my taste testers, since I don’t each cupcakes anymore.
I used most of 2 tubs of frosting – one I left classic white, and one I tinted blue, but I didn’t add any extracts to the frosting.
And I managed to find some blue and white cupcake liners. Not specifically Hanukkah, but a pretty match with the colors.
Speaking of cupcake liners, I got tired of the mess accumulating in my baking box. So I found a handy dandy way to organize them with those empty frosting tubs I love so much. Plus I got to use my label maker, too. Yay!
How about you, what sorts of things do you take to social get-togethers?