Monday, 17 December 2012

Monday Inspiration - Christmas Cupcakes

Can you believe it - a week tomorrow and it will be christmas day!  We are staying at home this year.  Every other year we go up to Edinburgh to stay with my Sister.   This year she came down for the weekend with my Nieces so we could swap presents.  

On Saturday we went into London. We went to the German Christmas Market on the Southbank (sadly we had missed the Chocolate festival - this was a couple of weeks ago - but it is back in March 2013!) had a good walk around Covent Garden.  Had lunch at Paul.  We have to go back another time for cake!

We then made our way up to Regent Street.  We popped into Libertys - the girls found a seat while me and Sister drooled over the wool in the Haberdashery Department.  The Christmas shop on the top floor - wow! We drooled some more - beautiful!!!  

We got a bus from the Selfidges end of Oxford Street - sat upstairs at the front and stayed on until we got to Liverpool Street.  This way we could see all the Christmas lights in Oxford Street and Regent Street without fighting our way through the crowds!  We also saw the Santa gathering in Trafalgar Square - wasn't sure what this was at the time but we googled it - slightly random! 

Part of the plan getting the bus all the way to Liverpool Street was to have dinner somewhere at Spitalfields market - I felt this would be quieter and I was right.  We went to Giraffe and had no problem getting a table.  Dinner was lovely and then after all our walking it was easy to get the tube back to Kings Cross to get the train home.

A few weeks ago I made these Christmas Tree cupcakes for Minibakebakegirls school fair.  I used Dr Oetkers polka dots for the baubles and a little chocolate star for the top.  They were so easy to do and  I think they look very effective.

Thanks for visiting, hope to see you next week on Christmas Eve!!


Todays top three Christmas songs:

1. Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid
2. Power of Love - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
3. Mistletoe and Wine - Cliff Richard

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful time, those cupcakes look great, bet the kids loved them.