Merry Christmas, with Candy Canes

By: Jen Angel

Dec 23 2009

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Category: Cupcakes, Holiday


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First of all, I have to say that candy canes are much more difficult to crush than you think they might be. I know, maybe it’s just me? Anyway, these are dark chocolate mint, with mint buttercream topped with a chocolate covered peppermint stick and crushed candy canes. When I type it all out like that, it sounds like a lot, but in real life they were quite simple and delicious.

I was trying to think of something that would be non-denominational, but still holiday-ish. I could have gone with snowmen, I guess, but I thought that candy canes (though associated with Christmas) and peppermint in general is a flavor that people associate with this time of year. I actually love Christmastime, though many of my friends hate its commercialism, but living in California has really exposed me to other ways of looking at the season. I have a lot more friends now who are Jewish or come from other religions or cultures, and now I really understand just how dominant Christianity is in the world, and how it is presented as dominant, mainstream, and normal.

For me, I am thankful to my mom and my family for all of the positive memories and associations I have about the season, which has always been a great time in our family. I even like Christmas music. And snow. So, Merry Christmas everyone! Thanks for reading my blog this year!

More photos of cupcakes and things are on my Flickr page.


2 comments on “Merry Christmas, with Candy Canes”

  1. […] about Merry Christmas, with Candy Canes […]

  2. […] right now. Sometimes it feels like it’s lemon buttermilk, and last year it was definitely chocolate mint. These were, as always, my favorite type of order – a dozen cupcakes from some out of town, […]

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