Peppermint Brownie Cupcakes with Pink Peppermint Frosting

Doing some xmas shopping...I ran into this can o' the 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 gla├žage!

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!



  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! has some great cupcake themed items. I looked for you in the video! Was that you answering the red phone??

  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!


  3. Anonymous4:56 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

  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

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

  6. Anonymous7:56 PM

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

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

  8. Anonymous6:14 PM

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

  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

  10. Anonymous8:44 PM

    i think i found you coming off the bus.