It’s December, and the countdown to Christmas is real and so I took it upon myself to get my bake on and add some Christmas spirit to our Student House!

I used this recipe and added 2 tsp of cinnamon to add a little bit more Christmas too them!

I added some Cadbury buttons at this point (as we had them in the house) but I think it would have been really nice with some white chocolate buttons!

I did intend for the icing to be a bit more red, and Christmassy! However, it went a little pink (despite me adding like half the bottle of food colouring) so next time I think I’ll go for the green!

Obviously you can add whatever you like on top but we didn’t have much so I splashed out and got some of these Christmassy sugar decorations (and some Cadbury snowbites – however very few managed to make it onto the cakes!

Anyone been getting the urge to bake recently? What’s your Christmas go-to??


  1. Anonymous
    December 7, 2015 / 10:08 pm

    Absolutely love baking during Christmas time, just feels like it gives just that extra touch to the jolly season 😉 my go-to is probably saffron buns (don't know if people outside Scandinavia have it?) Xx Agnes

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 8, 2015 / 10:25 am

      Me too, it's always fun to do and decorations make everything a bit more festive. It's also great to do with family and friends (and of course the eating part is pretty good too!). Ooh they sound good, never tried them though here in England – what have they got in them?

  2. Katie Mills
    December 7, 2015 / 10:44 pm

    Oh my gosh those look so cute! I haven't started Christmas baking yet but these are giving me inspiration!

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 8, 2015 / 10:26 am

      They were so good! – but the red food colouring went pink instead so I feel that green would have gone a bit better and bit more Christmassy.

  3. The Nerdy Me
    December 8, 2015 / 1:23 pm

    These look amazing! So cute. I started baking more and that means apple pie, cupcakes and ginger cookies 🙂 x-Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 8, 2015 / 7:42 pm

      Thanks Leta! Ooh apple pie, yes! I'm not a huge fan of mince pies so these are always my faves.

  4. Filippa Bernhardsson
    December 8, 2015 / 7:26 pm

    These look so cute! I love the decorations on top, where did you buy them? :)Filippa ⎮ Always a Dot

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 8, 2015 / 7:43 pm

      Thanks Filippa. They're sweet aren't they, just Morrisons; although Sainsburys do the cutest mini gingerbread men you can sprinkle on top! I bought Cadbury snow bites to put on top too – they're delish!

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 9, 2015 / 10:45 am

      Thanks Sabina!

  5. May Cho
    December 9, 2015 / 8:14 am

    Josie, these are adorable! I'd love to bake these but I'm pathetic in the kitchen, haha!May | THE MAYDEN

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 9, 2015 / 10:46 am

      N'aww thanks May! Honestly, they're so easy! But to be honest, mucking up is half the fun, haha!

  6. Mónica - Mes Voyages à Paris
    December 9, 2015 / 12:32 pm

    Wow, so so good ;)XXMónica SorsMES VOYAGES À PARISMy Tous Tender Story & Cozy look with OTK boots!!

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 9, 2015 / 6:20 pm

      Thanks Monica! You should try them, so yummy and festive!

  7. Danielle
    December 9, 2015 / 5:07 pm

    these look so cute, thanks for sharing!danielle | avec danielle

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 9, 2015 / 6:21 pm

      No problem, glad you like them, Thanks Danielle! Merry Christmas!

  8. Diana Horsfall
    December 9, 2015 / 5:21 pm

    yummy! I wish I was not so lazy and could bake

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 9, 2015 / 6:21 pm

      Haha, I know the feeling – but it was great way to procrastinate from all the revision I have to do!

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 10, 2015 / 10:28 am

      Haha, sorry! No chance at Christmas time though! Merry Christmas!

  9. Veronica Olah
    December 9, 2015 / 8:52 pm

    So cute!! Thanks for sharing!xox,

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 10, 2015 / 10:28 am

      Thanks Veronica, no problem, hope you like them!

  10. Emily Lavenders
    December 9, 2015 / 8:55 pm

    I will definitely be making these, as soon as my exams are done.. I love the little decorations, I'll have to go shopping for some :)

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 10, 2015 / 10:29 am

      Ooh yes, it'll be a nice treat! They're cute, aren't they, I wish I got some more tbh, there's so many nice cute ones everywhere!

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 11, 2015 / 10:29 am

      Mmm me too! Thanks Carly. They were so tasty!

  11. ►Nadush
    December 10, 2015 / 5:17 pm

    this look so so yummy :)please follow my blog : THE COLORFUL THOUGHTS

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 11, 2015 / 10:29 am

      Thanks Nadush, they kind of were!

  12. Morgs
    December 10, 2015 / 7:13 pm

    I love baking and your cakes look amazing! I'm making mince pies this weekend which is exciting and christmassy! Ps. If you have time please could you take a peek at my blog, I'd love some pointers or comments from you :)-Morgan

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 11, 2015 / 10:39 am

      Thanks Morgs, ooh mince pies are so nice and festive! Of course, I've just visited it (and sent you a cheeky follow) – it looks great I love your posts, your photos are fab keep it up, I'll be reading more!

  13. Beatriz Carvajal
    December 11, 2015 / 3:08 am

    I'm hungry now haha Those cupcakes look amazing! Great post! xoBeatriz // Classy and Trendy

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 11, 2015 / 10:32 am

      Haha, good! Thanks so much Beatriz!

  14. Adaleta
    December 11, 2015 / 4:08 am

    Looks so stinkin' yummy! I want some dessert & cupcakes right now xx

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 11, 2015 / 10:32 am

      N'aww thanks Adaleta! Just looking at the photos again now makes me kind of want cake for breakfast!

  15. Summer
    December 11, 2015 / 10:00 am

    These cupcakes look so nice ♥

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 11, 2015 / 10:33 am

      Thanks Summer! They were pretty scrummy!

  16. Shopaholic
    December 12, 2015 / 9:32 am

    Yummy 🙂

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 13, 2015 / 6:43 pm

      Thanks, they were!

  17. Farrah
    December 12, 2015 / 5:53 pm

    I made cookies a couple of days ago, not really christmas themed, but cookies are always appropriate anytime, anywhere haha. Your cupcakes look cute, and good!Black & White

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 13, 2015 / 6:43 pm

      You're so right! They're always appropriate! Thanks Farrah!

  18. Lorna
    December 12, 2015 / 10:56 pm

    Those look absolutely delicious! YUMMY! Raindrops of Sapphire

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 13, 2015 / 6:45 pm

      Thanks Lorna, they were indeed!! Haha

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