Tuesday, December 15, 2009

MSC: Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cookie Cutouts

Kayte from Grandma's Kitchen Table chose this month's Martha Stewart's Cupcakes Club recipe, Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cookie Cutouts.  I was really excited to make these, but unfortunately by the time I got around to making these I had already baked over 100 gingerbread cookies and 5 gingerbread house kits (for a gingerbread house making party I had last Friday).  I almost considered skipping this month, but didn't want to get axed from the club so I made a half batch.  The normal batch yields 22 standard cupcakes, but half a batch definitely does not yield 11 cupcakes.  I spread the batter into 11 lined cupcakes and they only baked about halfway up the liner - so lame! Next time I'm going to fill them 3/4 full even if that means I only get 5 or 6 in a half batch.

I used a Royal Icing for the top -- it was way too runny.  It was the same recipe I used to frost the gingerbread house and cookies.  I've decided that I'm a big fan of fluffy tall frosting piped on top of my cupcakes so next time I would probably make something different.

I don't know if I would make the cupcakes again, but I will definitely continue to make the gingerbread cookies and gingerbread house.  I've never made a gingerbread house from scratch, but I loved doing it and I hope to make it a yearly tradition.

Thanks Kayte for such a great seasonal pick!


  1. Wow! You have been super busy with all the gingerbread! I love the cookies and the house and your cupcakes.
    Everything looks fabulous!

  2. Love them all...great patience with the cookies and tthe gingerbread house.

  3. I'm impressed with the gingerbread!!! That takes patience! The cookies look phenomenal as well - sorry the cupcakes didn't rise... those recipes always aren't quite accurate, right? :) Nicely done!

  4. OMG I love your gingerbread cookies and gingerbread house!

    I was not a fan of Martha's gingerbrad cupcake recipe so I had to bake another batch using a different recipe to redeem myself. Ha!

    Thanks for baking along with us. Happy Holidays!