Thursday, February 2, 2012

Candlemas Cupcakes

For our Candlemas Luncheon this year, I modified the Candlemas Cookies and made Candlemas Cupcakes instead!  It wasn't planned, but when I realized that I had forgotten to purchase the cookies for the base of the Edible Candles, and since our little guy really doesn't like the car, I made do with what I already had in the cupboard.  They may not be quite as cute, but they sure were so much easier!   I also just used some melted white chocolate to attach the marshmallow and create the "drips" on the candles.

I then used the leftover melted white chocolate to coat some strawberries, for our "Pure Hearts" inspired by some yogurt covered strawberries I happened to see on Pinterest.   After the chocolate had hardened we cut them in half to reveal the "heart."  I made them while juggling a cranky 6 week old, and they ddn't turn out nearly as pretty as I remember, but my children loved them! 

~ Our 2012 Menu ~

Pure White Punch

Pure Hearts
Piercing Swords with Cheese Cubes
Candlemas Cupcakes
Turtledove Sandwiches
Holy Simeon's Arms (Pretzels)
Anna the Prophetess Black Olives

(Here are links to our 2010 and 2011 Candlemas Celebrations.)

Happy Feast of the Presentation!

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  1. wonderful ideas and the food looks delicious! Thanks for sharing, Jessica!

    Cheryl Basile

  2. Thank you so much for your wonderful ideas. I made the candlemas cookies yesterday. We had them at dinner. I'll try the cupcakes for today's feast of St. Blaise.

  3. That's a great idea, Jessica! We made the candle-cookies last night with the cookies on the bottom and they weren't as stable as I would've liked. This solves that problem, in case we do them again, we can be more "mobile!"

  4. Lovely. Sounds like a great list.

  5. wow! fabulous ideas. you are very creative!

  6. I tried this and it tasted great.Thanks for sharing such a nice recipe. Keep posting!