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Christmas Tree Cupcakes - Cute & Delicious!

Mother-Daughter Cupcake Christmas Trees

The holidays are about family time. I love baking and cooking with my daughter. She has always asserted she wants to be a pastry chef one day. Who am I to discourage that? We have a recipe for a white cake from Buddy Valastro which we used for the cupcake. As Chef Gaskin always said: any cake recipe can become cupcakes. So if you can't make it from scratch remember there are very economical box cake mixes you can use. We made two dozen, many have already migrated to neighbors' houses.

It was so much fun in the kitchen. Mixer whirling, butter everywhere, eggs, flour. So much fun! I did not have any fancy cake decorating accents so we used Halloween smarties :) Turned out nice, right?

Buddy's Vanilla Cake (Makes 24 Cupcakes):

1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 stick butter
2 cups cake flour - we used regular flour
4 whole eggs
1 1/2 - 2 cups milk


Place the dry i…

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