One of my favorite things about the holidays other than seeing my kids open gifts on Christmas morning are baked goods. Nothing beats homemade cookies, brownies, cupcakes, etc and they seem extra plentiful around this time of year.
If you have a Safeway near you like we do make sure you visit them this holiday season because they are your one stop destination for all of your baking needs. They have red velvet cupcake mix, decorating sets, sprinkles, decorating bags and tips, no bleed baking cups, fondant shapes, sparkle gel decorators, frosting starters, and much more available in-store, along with the Safeway Chef Assistant app and Pinterest page to help online, Safeway is here to inspire you to bake up sweet memories with your family and friends.
We received a gift basket last week filled with a ton of awesome goodness like cupcake mixes, icing, fondant and decorating kit. Needless to say once the kids spotted the basket they harassed us non-stop the entire week to make every single thing in the basket. Sunday morning we finally got out all of the items we were planning on using and got to work. The kids made the cupcakes first then we needed to wait about an hour or two for them to cool before we could decorate them which you think was weeks long since the kids asked every ten minutes if the cupcakes were cooled. Once the cupcakes were cooled is when the real fun began. The kids piped on the icing with the cake decorating tips and pastry bags then moved on to rolling out and using the red, green and blue fondant. For me the best part of this little baking session was spending time together as a family and watching the kids have a great time decorating their cupcakes. We probably spent a total of two to three hours working on the cups cakes which like I said was a lot of fun. Are their cupcakes going to win an award for the pretties or best decorated, nope but I will say we had a really awesome time relaxing and having a great time as a family. For me baking is a time not only to make some really sweet treats for the family to enjoy it’s also a great time to bond and get closer as a family.
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