A belated Merry Christmas to everyone! If the run-up to Christmas had not been so hectic for me I would have made lots of gorgeous cakes, cookies and desserts for the festive season. Unfortunately, five stressful exams prevented me from doing this, but I did manage to cram in some last minute cupcakes on the weekend before Christmas!
Of all the exam periods I have had at university, this was by far the worst! Five exams, three of them being in a row and the last one on the 21st of December was horrible! I remember sitting with my friends in the student union eating nachos before one of our middle exams, and it felt as though we had all given up. I do love how we all cram differently (and I love that it’s never just me who’s left it all to the last minute). I am the one who stays up till 2am the night before an exam trying to learn an entire course in one go (I know, I know…) and one of my other friends goes to bed at 8pm after one exam, and wakes up at 3am to cram for six hours or so before the next one!
Not a good way to learn at all. But, to be fair to myself, I did study throughout term…it just didn’t help me at all when it came to exams because I had forgotten everything! So sometimes, cramming is necessary, it just is.
I made cupcake selections for relatives this year, and these were the boxes and labels my friend got me for my birthday – I absolutely love these boxes!
These are peppermint candy cane cupcakes, with a lovely creamy mint surprise in the middle.
I couldn’t do Christmas without red velvet cupcakes! I originally decorated these with just one little holly at the side, but as I was carrying them through to the dining room in the dark, I suddenly thought they looked like little ghosts! And so followed a rapid assemblage of holly sprinkles around these cakes at 11pm at night!
And then some Christmas spice cupcakes with gingerbread men sprinkles.
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas!