Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas cupcakes

I'm in the process of making a very cool gift for my boys -- Fabio, Mr 19, and Mr 11 -- but I can't tell you about that because I know 2 of them read my blog.
What I can tell you is that it's kind of like a weird stocking -- a box filled with goodies. (no, not a hamper. Well, not the usual kind of hamper, anyway!)

I've been racking my brains trying to think of something similar to do for my daughter, and while grocery shopping, I had an epiphany (not what usually happens while I'm grocery shopping, trust me!)

I collected a nice basket, some cupcake mixes, a pretty apron and oven mitt, and some cupcake decorations.

TADAH!


My Princess will love this. She adores cupcakes and still enjoys cooking with Mum, plus she's almost 8 so mostly all I have to do is make sure she's not eating all the mixture, and help her fill the paper cases.

I wanted to put in some of her own cooking utensils too, but she has a birthday coming up in January, so I might add to the hamper then.

Anyway, I thought this is a good solution for pretty much anyone -- because, who doesn't love a cupcake?

11 comments:

  1. I did a similar hamper years ago for two of the grandsons, but with pancake mix, a small non stick frying pan and a bottle of maple syrup.
    Your girl is going to have so much fun.

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  2. I love the cupcake idea for your daughter! What might also be sweet is to include a disposable camera so that the two of you can take pictures of each other as you are baking and then add it to a scrapbook to remember the day.

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    1. I love this idea!! She's getting a camera but I will certainly remember to take pics!!

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  3. Hey thats a terrific idea Toni. Will be a good one to remember for the nieces that have everything!!

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    1. Thanks, Terri -- you could easily adapt to suit the budget and the recipient too.

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  4. That's a fab gift idea.
    Storing it onw!!
    :-) x

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    1. I think Magoo would LOVE making cupcakes!!

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  5. a TERRIFIC IDEA Toni ..... she will LURV IT !!!!!

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    1. Yeah, she will, she might end up the next Nigella, who knows.

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  6. Brilliant idea! Did she love it? What did you end up getting the boys (do tell ...)
    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

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