Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Reese's Christmas Tree Farm!

Reese's Christmas Trees!
I've had Christmas Trees on my mind a lot lately!  
Not only have we been on the "Great Christmas Tree Hunt of 2011", but
Friday was my mother-in-law's birthday. It hit me in the morning...I'd forgotten her one request of Reese's brownies.
I know, I know, they've been done to death..but she LOVES them!
S0, I left work early (I've got a very lenient boss who also happens to be my hubby) to make a quick stop at the store and start baking.
I decided to not only bake each cupcake with a Reese's cup, but to also place one on top.
*Ding*  That's when the idea popped into my head to decorate those trees!
Now for the basics. Several years ago I purchased one of the "Cake Mix Doctor" cookbooks.
I love tips and I found two that I've used ever since. 
Whatever brownie mix you use, substitute buttermilk for the water and add vanilla.
 Add the oil and eggs as usual.
 Now for the buttermilk...
 and a little vanilla. I used 1 tablespoon.
 I so love visiting the cake decorating aisle of EVERY store !
 Here comes the fun part....
 Reese's! I may have eaten a couple..
 Press one candy into the center of the batter..
 ready to bake @ 350 for 20 minutes. Let cool.
Pipe a little icing onto the cupcake to set the candy tree into.
 We have regular and white chocolate covered trees!
 As my time was very limited, I picked up a couple of tubes of Cake-Mate ready to use decorator icing. 

 This little guy could have used a little more icing at the bottom!
Just buy a few different sprinkles and colored sugars to experiment with. So much FUN!

And this little guy was my favorite :o)

Hope you're all enjoying this wonderful Christmas season!
Happy Baking from Sugartown Sweets!


  1. Karen you are so talented,you really need to share this gift that God has given you with more than just family and friends those brownies look amazing,I just dont care for brownies but if I did i would make a request-lol!!!!

  2. I LOVE your posts, sis!! Love the pics -- I can just imagine how you made so perfectly sure there was no brownie mixture on the sides of the cupcake liners ;-) You're stupendously awesome with a veritable feast of goodies! LOL Can't wait for your next project!! What's the next one?!?!?!

    P.S. Ditto what Doonhead said!

  3. A M A Z I N G!!!! Just put a Resse on top of all your sweets.....can't go wrong there. haha These are super cute, Mom. All I want for Christmas is a cupcake, a cupcake, see a big cupcake. :)

  4. Love ALL the comments!! Thank you, thank you :o)

  5. Ditto to what Donna said, you are extremely talented! Very impressive! =)

  6. Yum! I wish I had one right now. They look delish! Wonderful frosting job :)

  7. Thank you all so much..we all know peanut butter and chocolate can never lose!

  8. Humm I know what I want for