Eat your Christmas Tree

What You Will Need:

• Cupcakes, any flavor
• Sweetened Whipped Cream
• Green Food Coloring
• Chopped candied fruit, red

Equipment Need:

• Icing Bag
• Open Star Icing Tip

How To:

1. Whip whipping cream till stiff peaks form.

2. Reserve some plain white icing for the floret border and add a tiny drop of green food color to the rest.

3. Mix the color into the cream very lightly to get a marbled effect.

4. Spread this icing on each cupcake with an icing knife or spatula.

Making the Trees
1. Mix in green food coloring to the remaining icing to make the trees.

2. Fit an icing bag with an open star tip (No. 17 or 18) and fill the bag with the green whipped cream.

3. To start making the trees, pipe out cream in center of the cupcake and bring outwards. For the first few lines, bulge out the icing in the center and then bring out. This will give the base of the tree some height for the other ‘branches’ to stand.

Floret Border:
With the same icing tip and plain white whipping cream, make little florets all around the edge of the cupcake.
Pipe out cream and press slightly on the same place to form a little floret. Make florets close to each other all around the rim.
1. Sort out red colored candied fruit from a mixed pack or use dried red berries.
2. Chop them up and puck into the trees to make tree decorations.
Whether preparing for your family or for a party, assembly line is the best way to get these done quick and well. Spread cream icing on all cupcakes first and then make trees on all of them.
Try making the trees and florets on a plate first. Once you get the hang of it, start making them on the cupcakes.

Because My Nose is Cold…

You refuse to let the holidays be stressful. They should only be about fun.The holidays truly make you feel like a kid again.And you believe it’s your job to make everyone else feel like a kid too!Of all the types, you’re the most likely to give someone a gift early… because you can’t wait.You’re also the most likely to wrap your presents quickly – or not at all.

You Are Merry and Spontaneous

You approach the holidays with joy and playfulness.


The holidays are when you enjoy your favorite treats without abandon.And while you’re a bit greedy for your favorite goodies, you aren’t selfish.You’re the type who makes a whole bunch of holiday treats and gives them to everyone you know.

You Are Eggnog

Your holiday personality is indulgent.


Life is an choose-your-own adventure for you.And there’s no way you’re choosing the beaten path.You have a warm personality. At times, you feel in love with the whole world.

Your Door Says You Are Wildly Courageous

You are fun, outgoing, and incredibly cheerful.


You are very introverted. You generally prefer quiet time by yourself to most social interactions.Money is very important to you. You like to have lots of nice things… and you don’t care if you’re being greedy.You are curious about ideas. If you had the means, you’d like to explore the whole world.

You Are Shy and Silent

You are unique and philosophical. You have your own way of living life, and you relish your independence.


You like to think that people are impressed by you. You know that you have a lot to offer.You are a very romantic person. You can’t help but see the world as it should be.Right now, stress occasionally makes you feel trapped in your life. You usually have a clear perspective on things though!Overall, your life is calm and steady. Not much stirs you, and each day is full of joy.You feel like the fate of the future partially rests in your hands. You believe you need to help make the world a better place.

You Are A Thoughtful Idealist

You are a bit tentative when it comes to new experiences. You have to push yourself to try new things, but once you do, you love the adventure.


You live a life of leisure. You take your time in every aspect of life and enjoy it to the fullest.You are all about risk and randomness in your life. You travel off the beaten path… in fact, you’re often the one carving the way!You are able to find a fairly healthy balance between work and play. You work when you need to, but you never let yourself burn out.You could have owned an indie bookstore or boutique in another life.

You Take the Road No One Travels

You see life as a journey you must take alone. Independence and individuality are primary to you.


You can’t stand community oriented people and annoying “buy local” campaigns. You prefer to live the best life possible, and that doesn’t really involve many other people.You are a social, friendly, and giving person. You like to bring people together and make them feel happy.You look good in a low maintenance sort of way. You do the minimum required to be attractive.You are moved by romance and love. You are optimistic about people, and you love hearing about happy endings.

What the House Test Says About You

You are happy with who you are, and you don’t have an inflated sense of self importance. You do your own thing quietly. You don’t take up a lot of space.


The House Test

You approach shopping systematically. You research what you’re going to buy and come prepared with a list.Of all the types, you are the most likely to not buy things you don’t need.You try to de-emphasize stuff in your life. You find shopping and buying things to be a rather empty experience.

You Are a Reluctant Shopper

You really don’t enjoy shopping. For you, it’s just another chore.



Are you a Winter Person?

You Are a Winter Person

You are calm, serious, and focused.

You’re the type of person who appreciates the quiet and calm.

Winter is the perfect time for you to get cozy and work on a hobby.

Summer is a bit too hectic for you. You like the dead of winter… preferably with a roaring fire inside.