Weekends are my favorite time of the week for my mom has all the time in the world for us. She's a working mom so we seldom have time for each. She's the chief nurse at the hospital and when I am off to school at day, she's out on duty at night. But when weekends come, she never forgets to bake my favorite- a cupcake topped with Christmas sweets.
Traditional cupcakes are commonly adorned with sprinkles and my mom used to do it too. But when I grew up loving Christmas sweets, I asked her if I can incorporate my favorite candies as topping too. Of course I could and I was so delighted with the colorful result. We bake cupcakes because it takes less time to cook. We also created chocolates, cookies and other pastries but I love holding this tiny creation.
Cupcakes are easy to make and you'll only have to memorize 1, 2, 3 and 4 to know all the ingredients. The numbers equals to the number of cups you need for each ingredients. You'll need one cup of butter, two cups of sugar; three cups of flour and of course four eggs. Remember the equation butter, sugar, flour and eggs and equate that to 1, 2, 3,and 4. It's simple as gobbling up my favorite Christmas sweets lions fruit pastilles.
Cupcakes were called such because in the olden times they were baked in single pottery cups or ramekins. Even now that my mom and I used to bake them in various sizes of tin steel cupcake pan, they still retain the name "cup cake". However, some bakers still prefer cooking them in small coffee mugs or large tea cups. One time in my haste to learn, I tried baking cupcake in the microwave oven. Cupcake pans can't be used so I poured the mixture in my milk mug. To my surprise it took only a few minutes to bake it and I was too ecstatic when I finished topping it with Christmas sweets cherry lips.
But most of the time I top mine with colorful Christmas sweets jelly beans. Sometimes my mom would buy Catherine wheels and they look good on chocolate cupcakes. We also make butterfly cakes but I let my mom do the designing with a spoon. I tried sometime but it looked ridiculous. But with practice, I can now make perfect butterfly wings and top it with frosting.