Day #3: north pole cupcakes and candy cane cocoa. Finish up your gingerbread house decorating party with a Christmas movie or some neighborhood caroling. And to keep your guests warm (and away from their candy houses) serve up some candy cane hot chocolate and a North Pole cupcake.
North Pole Cupcakes: If guests get a sweet treat at the party they might be able to resist eating their gingerbread house. Make simple cupcakes with vanilla frosting and top with white sprinkles for snow and edible glitter to make it glisten (it looks so cute in person). To make the North Pole, break the cane off of a regular sized candy cane. “Glue” a red Gobstopper to the top of the candy cane with leftover frosting. Cut out a North Pole sign and stick it to the candy cane with double sided tape. Then stick it into your cupcake. We bought the silver cupcake wrappers at Michael’s Craft, but they are available at most grocery stores as well.
Candy Cane Cocoa: To make candy cane hot chocolate just add some crushed candy canes and marshmallows to a cup of hot cocoa. This adorable mug is from Anthropologie.
Photos and graphics by Sara Westbrook.