Gingerbread Cupcakes - MS Cupcake Club

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Gingerbread Cupcakes - MS Cupcake Club

MS Cupcakes Club

For this month's Martha Stewart's Cupcake Club, Kayte from Grandma's Kitchen Table chose Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cookie Cutouts on page 246 of Martha's fantastic book: Martha Stewart's Cupcake Book

Gingerbread Cupcakes - MS Cupcake Club
You were supposed to top these with Royal Icing, but I couldn't find my meringue powder...and thus you get a quick powdered sugar glaze instead! Where could that meringue powder be...

Gingerbread Cupcakes - MS Cupcake Club
Thank goodness the Gingerbread cutouts were optional. I'm just not a cut-out cookie kinda gal right now. So, using Flickr's holiday collection (click on Edit Photo and Create), I put this gingerbread man on my cupcake. Honestly, I haven't been feeling the holiday spirit. It is more like, as a friend says, holiday panic.

Gingerbread Cupcakes - MS Cupcake Club
When these came out of the oven, I thought the spices were kinda weak, and the flavor more butter than molasses. I tried them this morning and still aren't that crazy about them. But aren't these cupcake wrappers cute? Little snowmen! :)

Martha Stewart's Cupcake Book: Gingerbread Cupcakes, page 246

The Martha Stewart Cupcake Club doesn't post the recipe. You can use WorldCat to see if your library has it in their collection (I need to put the Librarian in the Food Librarian sometimes! :)

Be sure to check out the other Martha Stewart Cupcake Club members and their version of the recipe! I'm sure better bakers made the Gingerbread people!
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Beth said... [Reply to comment]

I really like your icing swirls and those cartoon gingerbread men. Don't get caught up too much in the holiday panic (if only I could take my own advice!)

Bella Baker said... [Reply to comment]

Yes, those wrappers are fantastic! I think your cupcakes look beautiful. Sorry you didn't love them. I really enjoyed mine!

Hindy said... [Reply to comment]

I love your paste-on decorations! I made mini-muffins with lots of cream cheese icing and they were a hit. Who doesn't love cream cheese?

Sugar Loves Co. said... [Reply to comment]

cupcake wrappers are very cute, the clip art is clever, and i agree...not a great cupcake/muffin. i'd only make these again if on special request. ;)

Sugar Loves Co. said... [Reply to comment]

oh! and you arent the only panic and chaos, indeed!

Federica Simoni said... [Reply to comment]

che meraviglia!!! deliziosi!!!
le foto sono super! complimenti!

Rebecca said... [Reply to comment]

Yours look adorable (no decorating for me either). I agree with you about the flavor. I thought they were more sugar than spice.

Megan said... [Reply to comment]

Holiday panic is a perfect description of my current state of mind.

I love the way you edited the photos - Picnik has the same options but I decided to use the Santa hat for my dog instead.

Audrie said... [Reply to comment]

I love gingerbread anything! Love the swirls on the top of it. Pity you didn't fancy them so much though.

Cupcakes and Sundry said... [Reply to comment]

Martha definitely has more spicy recipes in that book that are closer to gingerbread but I think these still were pretty good. You needed to eat the cookie on top at the same time to get the full effect. Good luck next month!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Strange that your spice flavor wasn't strong; I thought mine was too strong, but I was a bit haphazard with my measuring : )

Nina said... [Reply to comment]

cute! I love the [fake] gingerbread man on top!

Amanda said... [Reply to comment]

oh yummy, those looks soo soo good!!

Maria said... [Reply to comment]

I love the swirl on top! So fun!

Jennifer said... [Reply to comment]

I love how you added the little hats and gingerbread men on your photos!

I hope you are enjoying this challenge as much as I am!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Gingerbread cupcakes sound delicious. I playing ostrich about the holidays. Haven't done anything.

betty geek said... [Reply to comment]

Ha! I have the same sentiment about the cupcakes, too. They were so humbug to me. Nothing spectacular. Not enough moistness.

Cute wrappers and I like the icing idea.

Yeah I feel your holiday pain, too. Panic!

Thanks for baking along with us! xoxo

Kayte said... [Reply to comment]

Very cute way of kind of way of decorating. I joined so I could challenge myself on the different flavors and frostings, but figured the decorating part was just not me...LOL. I'm a simple kind of gal, not a lot of fuss. In a house full of guys a lot of fuss isn't noticed...but the food sure is. Where did you find those cute snowmen wrappers? I have got to step up the wrapper shopping for sure. BTW, love following you on twitter and those bundts were all too too good to be true. You are a star!

Elizabeth D. said... [Reply to comment]

I think your icing swirls are quite adorable! I didn't exactly decorate mine the way Martha said anyway, not to mention that I forgot to take a picture. Your cupcake wrappers are quite cute, too!

Bec said... [Reply to comment]

Great looking cupcakes! I heart gingerbread. I just discovered the joys of meringue powder - Michaels carries the Wilton version of it but I had to stand in a ridiculously long line to buy it.

Future Grown-Up said... [Reply to comment]

The wrappers are so cute. I love the simple glaze you used.

Lori said... [Reply to comment]

I love the idea for your glaze. I also agree that they could have used some more molasses or something.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

You are the best! You've just made my day by telling me how I can add cute little hats and gingerbread men to my photos :) Love them!! Sorry these didn't do it for you, seems results were pretty mixed this week.

Oh, and holiday panic for sure over here too.

Annette said... [Reply to comment]

The cartoon gingerbread man is really cute.

I am feeling the holiday panic as well. Too much to do and too little time.

my little cupcake said... [Reply to comment]

i made mine with a confectionary sugar glaze, too!

Susie Jefferson said... [Reply to comment]

The numbered comments look great - I'm so glad the tutorial was helpful! And the food looks even better - you're a great photographer. Thanks so much for leaving a comment.

DailyChef said... [Reply to comment]

I love the icing swirls and cupcake wrappers. But I agree...the cupcakes were good, not great. And with so many delicious cupcake recipes out there, I doubt I'll go back to these.

Jeannette said... [Reply to comment]

your wrappers are realllllllly cute :)

and when you feel more 'holiday panic' rather than 'holiday spirit' stop!! grab a cup of hot tea and a blankie and just sit down. if even for 5 minutes. recharge your batteries (so to speak) 5 minutes does wonders. scout's honor! :)

Michelle said... [Reply to comment]

those look delicious! can't wait for xmas!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Yum.. gingerbread ... gosh I love the smell of ginger bread.... my nordic pan finally arrived.. YIPEE

Katrina said... [Reply to comment]

Mary, Mary, Mary--I am rotten. After all you did in celebration of MY birthday, November 15, ;) I forgot your birthday and really, really wanted to try to remember it!
So, bummer. But really, your birthday still came and how fun for you to get to spend some time at rainy DL! And I still think you're amazing! Next year, I'll tie a string around my finger! ;)

k.a.r.e.n said... [Reply to comment]

Your flickr clipart is adorable! Fantastic looking cupcakes!

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

Love your gingerbread man creation :)

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

I wasn't crazy about these either...but you made yours extra cute!

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