MSC – Gingerbread Cupcakes

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I have run behind. BIG TIME. I keep proooomising myself that I’m going to post.

“I baked it, I photographed it, tiiiime to post”

But it hasn’t happened. I’ve been busy, tired, busy, or… well… tired.

But I’m breaking the chain. For now at least 😉

And what a recipe to come back on. Martha’s Gingerbread Cupcakes with fluffy vanilla frosting. This cupcake is the epitome of the holiday season. Holidays in a cupcake wrapper, if you will. It’s fluffy, aromatic and quite tasty.

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I made half a batch of cupcakes (which actually yielded exactly 11 cuppies) and quartered the frosting and it was enough to frost all the cuppies so that each cuppie has a dash of sweet delight topped off with a sprinkling of cinnamon. 🙂

Kayte at Grandma’s Kitchen Table is to thank for this…. deliciousness! Thanks Kayte. PS, Hiii!!

The recipe can be found on page 246 of the Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes book. Its a great book, trust me on that!!

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Please forgive my piping skills, as I don’t have any 😉

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13 thoughts on “MSC – Gingerbread Cupcakes

  1. Hi back…you are too funny with that! Well, I am happy to hear these were a bigger hit than the Volcano cookies…LOL. I think your idea of sprinkling cinnamon on the top is a great one…I tried to decorate, I really did (I am just in this for baking the different flavors of cupcakes and frostings, not the decorating), but my son said, “Mom, these gingerbread sprinkle men look like they are all flat in the snow getting ready to make snow angels.” This is why I don’t bother, a house full of guys show no real appreciation for decoration. They do, however, show much appreciation for the actual food, and I can tell by the looks of them, your cupcakes would be a hit around here.

  2. I agree, sometimes the worst part is blogging. At times I don’t even know what to talk about in my blogs. Anyways, yours look super delish with all the cinnamon and what not.

  3. Teresa B. says:

    You did a great job with the frosting! The frosting was really my favorite part of this recipe. I didn’t think these cupcakes were anything special. Thanks for finding the time to make these!

  4. Pretty cupcakes! I love the sprinkling of cinnamon on top. I also thought your frosting looked wonderful – then I scrolled down and saw you thought your piping skills were nonexistent – I don’t agree 🙂

  5. hmmm…looking at yours now, i’m beginning to think cinnamon sugar dusted on the top wouldve been better! ((that’s me saying it because i like cinnamon flavours much more than the ginge)). 😉 and despite what you may think, you have lovely piping on these!

    Oh!! and to make the candied ginger, I use the candied orange recipe in martha’s cupcake book. halved that, and instead of the orange, just used shredded ginger (i had a jar just waiting to be used). used a fork to get them out, let them cool and kinda set on a mat or plate, sprinkled with (ALOT) of sugar, and there youh ave it, my dear!

    takes very little time. 🙂 let me know how it turns out!!

  6. The cupcakes look yummy, I love gingerbread. Your piping job is good, too, I cannot pipe frosting for the life of me (I don’t think I’m patient enough).

    It’s hard to sit down and write blog posts. I intended to write one right now, but I’m going through my reader instead.

  7. I love the sprinkled cinnamon! Your cupcakes are irresistible. 🙂

    I didn’t like this recipe but I redeemed myself by making another batch. I found Martha’s to be too dense and muffin-like.

    Thanks for baking along with us this month and Happy Holidays!

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