Yay, it's cupcake time once again! The December MSC project was Gingerbread Cupcakes, and I must say, I wasn't looking forward to these. I'm not a super huge fan of gingerbread, never have been. My mother always made these ginger cookies for the holidays that she would roll in sugar that tasted okay, but I much preferred the chocolate cookies. Then again, I am an admitted chocoholic, so that should be no surprise.
I baked these cupcakes for a holiday party, and forgot to take a snap of the finished product, all frosted, but I did add a cupcake to our Christmas tree for a little while. It did look awfully adorable. I even used super cute cupcake liners, with Santas on them, but once that dark cupcake baked, they didn't look so festive anymore. Mental note, only use the super cute cupcake liners on lighter cupcakes!
Kayte from Grandma's Kitchen Table picked these cute cupcakes, which are meant to be adorned with fluffy vanilla frosting and a cute gingerbread cutout. Even though I don't have photographic proof, I'll admit to you all that I didn't make Martha's gingerbread cutout. I was going to, really, but I realized how much more cookie dough I still had to make for the holidays, and decided to go with some store-bought gingersnaps. They did look awfully cute, but you'll just have to take my word for it.
So that's another non-chocolate baking challenge completed. I really ought to make the inaugural cupcakes of our club, the Chocolate Salted Caramel ones that look so delicious in the book. On the bright side, there's a hint of chocolate on the horizon for us - in May, we're doing Martha's nod to the famous Hostess cupcakes, her Jumbo Cream-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes, which I'm totally looking forward to. Jess from Cookbook Habit picked them, and I'm so happy she did.
I'm also looking forward to March's selection, the Lemon Meringue cupcakes, which one of my favorite bloggers, Megan of My Baking Adventures, selected. I love Megan, and I especially enjoy her side blog, The Brownie Project. Husband is a super big fan of lemon meringue pie, and I've never made it for him. I know, it's on my things-I've-never-made-but-really-ought-to-try-once list this year, but in the meantime, the cupcakes will be a super nice treat for him.