Create With Mom: Our Holiday Baking Traditions and Baking Cupcakes

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Our Holiday Baking Traditions and Baking Cupcakes

I love baking! The love for baking and cooking is embedded in me probably because of helping out as a young child in the kitchen when my grandma, aunts, cousins and mom get busy making a variety of dishes. We used to get together and make lots of goodies to give family, friends and neighbours during special occasions and festivals. I love continuing this tradition with my family and get everyone in the mood to bake and share.
Even before our children were born, my husband and I make dozens of cookies to share with our friends and co-workers; and each year the requests and reminders increase. Since my children were small they have been helping me bake and get excited to see what needs to be done. My baking assistants were delighted to put their aprons and baking hats to get down to business and start making these cupcakes.
Easy mix cupcake batter
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup canola or corn oil
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sour cream

Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and leave it aside.
In a bowl using a mixer on medium speed beat the egg, egg yolk, sugar until thickened and lightened to a cream colour. Then add the oil, vanilla and blend. Mix in the sour cream and then add the flour mixture until the batter is smooth.
Fill a lined and prepared 12 medium cupcake tray and bake at 350F for about 20 to 25 minutes until a wooden skewer comes out clean.
When the muffins are completely cool, decorate with the following buttercream icing.
This basic cupcake batter is from the Cupcake kit by Elinar Kilvans, which we can purchase from Amazon, Chapters or Chronicles. The kit includes recipes, colourful liners and a few decorating tools. I like the colourful choices of liners in this kit that make the final presentation of decorated cupcakes look fabulous. I didn't use the decorating tool because I like using my metal cake decorating tools. 

Buttercream icing
1/4 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup icing sugar

Beat the butter until it is creamy and add icing sugar gradually and beat with a mixer until it is smooth. Add colouring and decorate the cupcakes before serving. 
Since this buttercream icing only has butter in it, it melts fast so you will have to place it in the fridge for a little bit. For the flowers, I used tip 104 and the leaf decorating tip.
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45 comments:

  1. Ontario. I bake cookies. Our favourite is sugar cookies and gingerbread men so the kids can decorate them!

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  2. I live in Ontario. I like to make squares to give as hostess gifts during the holidays.

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  3. I am in BC and we like to make cakes and cookies

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  4. I live in Ontario - I like baking cookies

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  5. I live in Ontario and enjoy baking cheesecake over the Holidays.

    Jenna Em

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  6. I live in Ontario and I love baking cookies.
    fatema.khan

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  7. I live in Newfoundland. I love to bake cookies

    Florence c

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  8. Chocolate cookies with my little darling :-)

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  9. we're in Ontario, and no matter what, we have to have our shortbread cookies! :)

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  10. I am in Canada. I love to bake cakes and cupcakes.

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  11. I live in Ontario and I love to bake especially during the holidays, I always make too much!!!

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  12. I'm in Ontario!! I enjoy baking cookies during the holidays.

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  13. I'm in Ontario and I like to bake cookies and make fudge!

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  14. These cupcakes are so beautiful!
    I love them

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  15. I do like baking during the holidays!! Love Christmas time!

    I am in Ontario.

    SueSueper Sue

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  16. in ontario and we love love love to bake! Plus, we love to eat sweets lol

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  17. BC and we like to bake lots of cookies!

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  18. i live in ontario and we love to bake cakes and cupcakes!

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  19. Ontario - I enjoy baking sugar cookies and shortbread

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  20. I live in Ontario - I like baking cookies!!!!!

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  21. I live in (super freezing) NW Ontario!
    I love to bake Chocolate Shortbread, and Mudpies!

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  22. ontario and I love to bake all year round

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  23. ontario and i love to bake all the time

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  24. I live in Ontario. I love baking Christmas cookies, I always give them away to family friends, teachers, etc.

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  25. I live in Ontario and love to bake any kind of loaf, usually zucchini or banana!

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  26. BC, shortbread cookies.

    billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

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  27. I am in Alberta. I enjoy baking shortbread and other Christmas cookies.

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  28. I live in Nova Scotia. I enjoy baking cinnamon rolls during the holidays
    thanks

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  29. I'm from Ontario.
    I enjoy baking cookies during the holidays.

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  30. I live in Manitoba and love baking :)

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  31. I am in Ontario and I like baking sugar cookies :)

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  32. I live in canada and love to bake and share during the holidays

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  33. I live in Ontario. I like to bake pies. (Maggie)

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  34. I live in Ontario. I love making Belgium cookies and rumballs for the holidays
    (Debbie W)

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  35. I live in Ontario. I love baking sugar cookies and chocolate cakes.

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  36. I am in Ontario & enjoy baking during the holidays.

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  37. I live in ON and I enjoy baking shortbread and sugar cookies.

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  38. I live in Manitoba and I enjoy baking shorbread and cheesecake

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  39. I'm in BC and I love baking during the holidays.

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  40. I live in Toronto and COOKIES!!!

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  41. I live in Ontario
    I enjoy baking Cookies of all kinds during the holidays!

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  42. I'm from Saskatchewan and I love to make fudge and cookies.

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  43. I live in Barrie. Love to bake.

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  44. I live in Ontario and I enjoy baking cookies during the holiday

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  45. We love cupcakes! Always a fun thing to decorate with the kids - and yummy too! I have to try your recipe - thanks for sharing!

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