Christmas Cookies and Cupcakes

So if you read my blog you’ll know from my post 17 Things Before 2017 that I wanted to do some baking over Christmas. I was very lucky to be given some cake toppers from My Cupcake Toppers for free to review so there was no better time to get cooking!
So first of all I needed to order my cake toppers. The website was really easy and straightforward to use and I instantly selected the ‘shop’ tab. Knowing I wanted to make festive cupcakes, I clicked straight on the seasonal cake toppers section and found ‘Christmas’. I selected ‘Jolly Christmas’ with edible icing. I also was interested  in the feature on the website that allowed me to design my own cake toppers. Feeling like doing a bit of self promotion, I uploaded the banner image I use on my blog. Again I went for edible icing. I was really impressed that the website allow you to upload what ever you fancy having on a cake, from logos, to photos, to drawings someone has done. I think this is a really lovely idea and something that can be really personal and special. There is also the option to have cupcake toppers designed for you in-house if you need a bit of help. As mentioned, I went for edible icing, but they also offer standard and premium rice paper options too. The sizes of the toppers can vary depending on what you are after, and there is also an option to have the toppers pre-cut to make it easier and quicker to get them on your cakes.

The next step was to check my order, select my postage and put it all through! I selected first class standard and was excited for my toppers to arrive! If you’d like to know about postage prices and options, you can find out more here. Before I knew it, my cake toppers had come. I was really impressed with the speedy delivery, especially since they had to be printed and made and sent from Scotland! I was pleased with how they looked and couldn’t believe the quality of the photo upload I had used. I was also really happy that they had thrown in some really sweet mini festive toppers too that I could use on my cakes, a really lovely gesture.

So now it was time to start baking! I had recently picked up the cutest festive baking set and accessories from Homesense and was eager to use them. I decided I was going to make festive cookies and cupcakes. I  made the cookies first. I’m not going to lie, they are definitely not Pinterest worthy in terms of looks, but my gosh they tasted fab! I made double chocolate and milk chocolate holly leaves, angels and bells. Next up were the cupcakes. After baking the cakes and applying the icing, I wanted to put the toppers on. This was fine for the pre-cut mini toppers I had received made from rice paper so could be put straight on. I hadn’t selected pre-cut for the others and was a bit stuck. However, after looking on the website, I found the FAQ section and it gave me the instructions to apply the toppers. Phew, panic over! They definitely looked better than the cookies and the toppers really finished them off. I loved how festive they looked and again they tasted really yummy!

So overall I was really pleased with my baking, and it went down well with the family too when they finally got to taste! As someone who doesn’t really get much chance to bake, I’m really eager to find more time to do so and improve my skills. I would definitely use My Cupcake Toppers again in the future to make my cupcakes look lovely! If you fancy trying this company, I’ve snagged a 10% discount code just for my lovely readers! Just pop in ‘ASSEEN10’ for your money off!

So, what do you think? Have you done much festive baking? Do you have any good recipes?

Until next time…

Jean xoxo



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  1. Robin masshole mommy
    December 21, 2016 / 11:01 am

    That is a super cute and easy way to decorate those cupcakes for Christmas. We made some cookies last night, but we chose to decorate them with frosting and sprinkles ā€“ and made a huge mess LOL.

    • December 21, 2016 / 11:08 am

      So straightforward but effective! Ahh how fun, bet they look great. A mess is inevitable!!

  2. fortheloveofjars
    December 21, 2016 / 11:41 am

    This cupcake toppers are great. We got some for my daughter’s birthday a few years ago with her name on to go on the cakes the children took home, they looked great. And I love the baking set…Homesense is actually my second home!!

    • December 21, 2016 / 11:43 am

      They’re fab aren’t they?! So many different options for personalisations šŸ™‚ Homesense is just amazing isn’t it?! Could spend a whole day there just looking round!

  3. December 21, 2016 / 1:08 pm

    These look so delicious! They are so cute too! Baking is probably my favorite Holiday Tradition, it’s so fun and a great way to give gifts!

    • December 21, 2016 / 2:00 pm

      Thank you! It’s a lovely thing to do over the holiday period isn’t it šŸ™‚

  4. December 21, 2016 / 2:39 pm

    Those cookies look so delicious. What a fun way to make cookies have a Christmas feeling.

  5. theclutterboxblog
    December 21, 2016 / 7:21 pm

    Oh your baking turned out so good! I have only done one holiday baking item! I really need to get on that!

    • December 21, 2016 / 7:23 pm

      Ahhh thank you! It’s hard to find the time sometimes, but is a lovely thing to do this time of year šŸ™‚

  6. Kristie of ceoMom
    December 22, 2016 / 12:22 am

    They came out great! I’m not much of a baker either so you definitely did better than I would have! Cute toppers!

    • December 22, 2016 / 9:15 am

      Ahhh thank you! If I can do it, anyone can šŸ™‚

  7. December 22, 2016 / 12:26 am

    oh-my-gosh! These cupcake toppers are so genius! I love to bake, but I am not an expert! These will be so helpful for enhancing the desserts!

    • December 22, 2016 / 9:16 am

      They’re brill aren’t they?!

  8. lovelysilvia
    December 22, 2016 / 6:02 am

    This is way to cute and so simple! Everything looks amazing as if would have bought it from a cupcake store! Definitely need to check this out!

    • December 22, 2016 / 9:18 am

      Thank you, and yes very simple šŸ™‚ make sure you do!

  9. December 22, 2016 / 12:31 pm

    Such cute cupcakes and so easy to make. Not only do they have your blog theme but they also have xmas decor too!

  10. December 23, 2016 / 1:30 am

    These are so cute. I really like baking for the holidays but this year I’ve been so busy, I haven’t gotten a chance to bake anything!

    • December 23, 2016 / 11:20 am

      Thank you! Hope you find some time.

  11. amandahrosson
    December 23, 2016 / 5:39 am

    These treats look delicious!! And that’s so awesome how you’re able to design your own cake toppers!! I plan on doing a little bit of baking myself on Christmas Eve! šŸ™‚

    • December 23, 2016 / 11:19 am

      Thank you! It’s such a fab thing to be able find do. Happy baking! šŸ˜Š

  12. December 23, 2016 / 11:08 am

    Absolutely creative. Love that they look so festive and made for the season. Make us want to bake some fav cookies and cup cakes. My girl will love them with these toppers too!

    • December 23, 2016 / 11:19 am

      Glad you like them! Happy baking šŸ˜Š

  13. December 23, 2016 / 2:30 pm

    You’ve done an awesome job. My daughter and I like to make ginger cookies and spices for the holidays. They make great gifts.

    • December 23, 2016 / 2:52 pm

      Thank you! I very nearly made gingerbread cookies. Happy baking!

  14. December 24, 2016 / 2:59 pm

    These cookies and cupcakes look so amazing! You did such a great job. Happy Holidays and happy baking šŸ™‚

    • December 24, 2016 / 6:54 pm

      Thank you! Merry Christmas šŸ™‚

  15. December 25, 2016 / 6:36 am

    Not only do these toppers look amazing, they make me feel like I can bake on my own. =) You did an amazing job with the cupcakes. Yumilicious.

    • December 25, 2016 / 10:51 am

      Hehe yep you can definitely bake on your own if I can! Thank you šŸ™‚

  16. December 26, 2016 / 2:56 am

    Those little cupcake buttons are too cute! I’m not much of a baker but these look delish!

    • December 26, 2016 / 9:40 am

      They are so easy to make, if I can do it, anyone can! Merry Christmas šŸŽ„šŸŽšŸŽ‰