When I heard there was a baking contest at my company's holiday party I knew I needed to be a part of it. I also knew I needed to win (or at least put in a serious effort to win). After hours and days of scouring the internet for adorable cupcake ideas I settled on the Christmas tree.
For the cupcake itself I made mint chocolate chip brownie cupcakes a la Martha Stewart. I put in an entire bag of mint chocolate chips (these were my own addition).
I also used her butter cream frosting recipe for these cupcakes.
I was hesitant to even share these recipes with you because there is a terrifying amount of butter involved. Do yourself a favor and don't look at the recipes ok? It's better no one knows how terrible these are for you to consume.
I found sugar sheets at Michael's and used it to make the stars. I made a stencil and then used an exacto knife to cut them out. Then I dusted the stars with pearl dust (I splurged).
I decorated the trees with some Christmas sprinkles that I like to think look like lights.
How freaking cute are they!?
And yeaaaaaaaaa I won the baking contest!!!!!!!!!