We are getting down to the wire! Christmas is only seven, SEVEN sleeps away! One of my favorite things about Christmas (and any holiday) are the sweets!
Like all things, when looking for ideas on how to amp up the sweets one turns to Pinterest! I, like the fabulous Kris Jenner, use box mix and don't care! In fact, we use it proudly because who cares? So when I search Pinterest I look less for recipes and more for look because the pin may call for a homemade cupcake but if I can get the cupcake made via a box mix and save myself the time and hassle what does it matter if they are both going to end up looking like a (deranged) reindeer in the end?
Martha Stewart, I am not. The cupcakes were easy enough and in hindsight I should have shlepped myself to the store to get the brown M&Ms but at the time I had a bag of red and green and they seemed well enough.
The brownies were slightly tricky, not in the decorating but in the cutting of the brownies into triangles. I wound up with extra brownie pieces and my first attempt to cut them was too soon and created quite the mess and almost caused me to lose the whole pan. So I suggest waiting until they are cooled and then waiting some more just to ensure they really are cooled.
So here they are, in all their glory; my reindeer cupcakes and Christmas tree brownies. I feel like this goes without saying but my creations are on the left hand side. So, Pinterest nail or FAIL?