Maple cupcakes with maple buttercream, topped with bacon … what could be more Canadian? These maple bacon cupcakes are perfect for any Canada day party you may be going to. Here in Canada we celebrate our country’s independence from Britain on July 1. Maple syrup is an iconic symbol of Canada and can be found at EVERY tourist trap there is! As is the beaver! Check out my post on that, here. You must try the real stuff maple syrup, not the brand from the famous Aunt wearing a handkerchief. The real deal is shockingly expensive, but definitely worth it for flavour and taste.
We are on a roll with the Christmas decorating videos these days! It’s so much fun! The ideas are endless, there are unending Pins to Pin on Pinterest and it’s just a jolly good time around this holiday. The thing that gets me every year, and I’m guilty of it, is that WHY IS IT SO STRESSFUL?
Every year, I approach the season with excitement, but as soon as December is two weeks old, I’m freaking out and a ball of stress!! There is always so much to do at home- baking, decorations, finding the perfect tree, wrapping all the presents. At school- Christmas Concert practice, Secret Santa, decorations, Gingerbread Houses, and now, add a business to the mix- cupcakes, cakes, cookies, platters!
There are always so many gifts to buy, despite the fact that every year I say “I’m going to give the gift of time with my family” as if I’m gift enough . . . hahahaha! I’d like to think that I am but I’m sure they would think differently. I know that I must be on crack when I have those thoughts as they just delay my inevitable freak out, as I run around shopping to buy things I swore I wasn’t going to.
Just kidding. I live with a bah humbugger, but I definitely don’t feel that way! But, after a week of 22, 5 year olds with Christmas excitement, I’m about ready to boycott the holiday. There are only two more days of teaching left though, so I’m sure I can make it through . . . and then I will be basking in my unlimited time time off to bake!
Unlimited? Ha! Christmas cupcakes! Christmas Cakes! Christmas Cookies! Christmas Platters! They are all on my agenda for my time away from the day job.
I have found the time to put together a couple of Christmas Cupcake videos for you to enjoy. These Christmas Cupcake ideas are dead easy. Dead! I promise. If you don’t think so, you can leave a mean comment in the comment box . . . like some people like to do! Honestly, why waste your time commenting, if all you have to say is something mean? I just don’t get it. [Read more...]