Pinterest try-outs: Christmas Edition!

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I thought it would be fun to start off a new series: Pinterest try-outs. I think everyone here has at least heard of Pinterest once. It’s a fun site where you can create idea boards. People also share lots of DIY ideas and recipes on there. I thought it would be fun to pick some of these ideas and see how they turn out if a true amateur (me) tries them. So for today: the Christmas edition!

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Let’s start off with the winter wonderland cupcakes. They feature some of my favourite things: coconut flakes and white chocolate. Scroll down to see what I managed to turn them into…

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I must say, they didn’t turn out as horrific as I had expected. They actually look pretty cute. The trees were really easy to make, but the melted chocolate was sometimes a bit hard to divide equally, because I used a spoon. I used buttercream to stick the coconutflakes to the cupcake. Sadly, I didn’t have chocolate cupcakes, but vanilla ones. I used unsweetened coconut flakes (because I couldn’t find the sweetenend version in time), but it worked perfectly with the oh-so-sweet buttercream. Sadly, the pretzel sticks do get a bit soft and lose their crunchiness. Apart from the cupcakes tasting really good, they actually look pretty good too. This proves that this Pin is managable for amateurs!

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Then next are these adorable, little cupcakes! I thought these’d be perfect to bring to the family christmas dinner. They seemed really easy to make, just take a chocolate cupcake, some red icing and some mini marshmallows and put it together. It was almost like that…

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Sadly, I didn’t have exactly the right ingredients to pull this idea off. I used vanilla cupcakes instead of chocolate, and I used cut up snowflake-shaped marshmallows instead of just normal, small ones. I used buttercream instead of icing (because I just like using buttercream for cupcakes). I also stuffed the cupcakes with a chocolate filling, storebought, but good. In the end, the cupcakes don’t even look too shabby. I’m quite proud of myself, although the Christmas tree cupcakes look a lot better. But these tasted good, though. I give this the amateur-approved stamp!

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In the end, my cupcakes didn’t even turn out that bad. I got lots of compliments at the Christmas dinners I went to and everyone thought they tasted great, which is always the most important part. I could recommend trying out these pins.

I do apologise for the low-quality pictures today. I forgot my camera at my place, so I had to use my parents camera.

Let me know if you like the idea of this reoccuring rubric on my blog, and then next time I’ll try out a few harder looking Pins!

 

Find today’s Pins here: | Christmas tree cupcakes | Santa hat cupcakes |

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