Friday, December 23, 2011

Rudolph Cupcakes

Merry Christmas!!
The dynamics of our holiday has changed over the years as the kids have grown. Gone are the lines to see Santa or desires to write him letters. It's all been replaced by sometimes the very reverse. This year, Y and J had the opportunity to play Santa to some families who have very little. They took part in an activity organized by the local church youth group. They were able to see the wonderment and awe that shone in their own faces in Christmases past. It truly is a season of miracles. All we need to do is look for opportunities to be a part of it.
If you have or know some little ones who may like to give a shout out to Rudolph this Christmas, try these simple cupcakes.

Rudolph Cupcakes

24 chocolate cupcakes
1 can chocolate frosting
24 Nilla Wafers
24 Red M&M’s
48 pretzel twists
White frosting
48 mini chocolate chips

Frost cupcakes (I did about 6 at a time, so frosting stayed wet while decorating.) Press one Nilla Wafer for the snout and two pretzels for the antlers into wet frosting. Add a touch of white frosting to one side of an M&M and fix as the nose. Add two dots of frosting for the eyes, setting a mini chocolate chip upside down into the white frosting.

Share with the little ones you love as you spread some holiday cheer.