I made these Christmas Cupcakes for work because I had to work Christmas day so I thought we needed some cheer.

They are gingerbread cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. I divided the frosting into thirds and coloured 1/3 green and 1/3 red (and a touch of black) with gel colouring and frosted the cupcakes.

The penguins were scorched almonds covered and decorated with fondant. The snowmen were made from two Maltesers, covered and decorated with fondant. The gingerbread men, stars and snowflakes were all cut with patchwork cutters and cookie cutters. I used a small amount of luster dust and silver cashews to decorate were appropriate.

I was really happy with how they turned out and although I am always nervous about sharing my creations with friends the were snapped up straight away, I was even ask where I bought them from.