Thursday, December 24, 2009

Ain't No Mountain High Enough: Skier Cupcakes

Every year, my family is on a ski trip when it's my brother's birthday.  Jason happens to love skiing, and many of his birthday cakes from the local grocery store featured a skier figure, much like the one on the cupcake above.  About 1/3 of the time, Jason has selected a Yule Log cake for his birthday.  He likes the way they look, even though he dislikes the raspberry jam that's in it.  This year I thought ski-themed cupcakes would be perfect for his birthday.  What did he choose?


I always wonder what the people at the bakery think when they write "Happy Birthday" on a Yule Log.

Despite Jason not picking cupcakes for his birthday treat, I still wanted to make ski mountain cupcakes.  My family had a dinner date with some friends and so what would my contribution be?  Ski cuppies!

When we were at the grocery store getting the ingredients for the cupcakes, I asked the bakery counter if they would sell me some plastic skiers.  I got a cute little package of two plastic skiers and two pine trees.  Perfect!  I would make the rest of the cupcakes look like moguls with frosting and coconut.

Since I am not home, I used a box mix... again.  However, I added a cup of mini-chocolate chips to give it an extra burst of chocolate.  I used Martha Stewart's Fluffy Vanilla Frosting to top of the cuppies.  I used a knife to make a mound of frosting (my mom came over and demanded more frosting).  I dumped some sweetened shaved coconut into a shallow bowl and dipped the frosted cupcakes into the coconut to make the moguls look snowy.  If you have white/clear sanding sugar, you could use that instead of the coconut.

Chocolate cuppies hot out of the oven!

I used an extra dab of frosting to get the skier to stay.  Since I'm not with my SLR camera, my dad and I used our phone cameras to take the cuppies on a little photo shoot.

Would you like to make your own skier cupcakes?  You can purchase a skiier here or here and trees here.  You can even ask a local grocery store bakery if they will sell you some.

Oh, and did anyone notice the new Baa Baa Cupcake layout?  Do you like it?


  1. What cute cupcakes!

  2. What a funny birthday tradition. I love the ski cuppies. They look great. The new blog layout is very cool too.



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