Peppermint Brownie Cupcakes with Pink Peppermint Frosting



Doing some xmas shopping...I ran into this can o' brownies...love the packaging...at Williams Sonoma. Such great appeal...peppermint brownies. Yum! Of course, I bought the mix!



Here's a photo if you want to buy it...all the ingredients are in the can...except the butter and eggs.


Then, I made peppermint frosting and threw in crushed candy canes! They colored the frosting pink!




Found these little xmas balls at Michaels a while ago...thinking about putting them on my cupcakes. They worked perfectly. I also thought it would be fun to have some frosting on the side to add to the cupcake...after you eat the frosting! A little pot au glaçage!




Layla got to taste some of the mint frosting!

One of the reasons I haven't been able to blog is because we have been so busy at work. Here's one thing we've been working on:



I'm in here somewhere...can you find the Cupcake Queen? Enjoy...both the cupcakes and the video!

Rock On!

CQ

10 comments:

  1. Your pictures are just beautiful! They have a nostalgic vintage feel to them and it makes me want to make these cupcakes RIGHT NOW! I will at least use your icing recipe for a batch of cupcakes that will accompany my contribution to the office gift swap tomorrow night: a crocheted winter cap in the shape of a cupcake! Etsy.com has some great cupcake themed items. I looked for you in the video! Was that you answering the red phone??

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  2. Hi Kimberly: Thanks for writing in! No, the peson answering the red phone is the University of Maryland's Athletic Director Debbie Yow...I'm actually in two places!

    CQ

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  3. erelliot@ncsu.edu4:56 PM

    Oh wow, those cupcakes look so delicious. I'm making a trip to the mall this weekend, I hope I can pick-up a tin of that mix! I even still have some candy canes laying around.

    Explorations in Life

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  4. Anonymous1:18 PM

    I'm so happy you are back!! We have missed you!!!
    Still haven't found my Aunt CQ in the video yet!!!
    Love ya! Kimbo

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  5. Oh, love the cupcakes, the flavor...and what cute decorations! A fun and well-written post! :-) Happy Holidays!

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  6. Surcie7:56 PM

    Hey, CQ! I"ve missed ya. The video is extremely cute and festive, and the cupcakes sound yummy, as usual.


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  7. sounds like a great cupcake, and the decorations are cute too!

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  8. RockerJewlz6:14 PM

    How fun these are with the cherry on top...I think you'll like my handmade glass Cherry on Top cupcakes!

    www.RockerJewlz.com

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  9. Hi there you have such a lovely blog. This post is great I love how special the cakes look with the baubles,it really does look so delicious with the pink topping! I have a blog also here is my link Food Recipes

    Let me know if you would like to exchange links. Thanks Jeena x

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  10. Anonymous8:44 PM

    i think i found you coming off the bus.

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