11.12.14

Christmas Food: Quick and Easy Treat Ideas!


Hello all! I hope you're all well and are enjoying the holiday season so far. Today, I'm going to be sharing with you a couple of really easy DIY treats you can make using the DIY Christmas food kits. Call me a cheater but I'm lazy and if you can't be lazy during Christmas time, then when can you be lazy?! I've just picked up a couple of my favourites and thought it would be nice to share the recipes with you and how these super yummy treats turned out, enjoy!

DIY Gingerbread Christmas Tree


So I managed to find probably the cutest DIY baking kit ever made and it was only £1.50!! Yes, that's right I really did just say £1.50!!! The kit includes green icing, icing decorations and some gingerbread stars for you to stack on top of each other to create the shape of your Christmas tree.



How to Make:


  1. Massage/Squeeze your icing for a couple of minutes until smooth. 
  2. Once the icing is prepared, pierce open a hole in the bag, preferably the corner and begin to squeeze amounts onto the centre of your gingerbread pieces then stack in size order with the biggest at the top and the smallest on the bottom. To create your Christmas tree shape, stack in in a slant. 
  3. Once all stacked, begin to fill in any blank pieces with any remaining icing sugar until your tree looks more like a tree rather than a stack of brown stars!
  4. Then, to finish off just place your icing star at the top of your tree and decorate each 'branch'/corner of the star with the icing decorations as though there are baubles now on your tree.
  5. And ta da! You are done! Yes seriously, how easy was that? You can now go ahead and impress your friends and family at any Christmas get togethers with your clearly talented baking skills!



DIY Festive Snowman Cupcakes

Another set I managed to pick up for £3 was this DIY cupcake set. You can probably find anything like this at your local retailer. The exact package I purchased included 2 bags of cake mix and 36 paper cake casings. 

What you will need:



  • Cake casings
  • Cake Mix
  • 5g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of milk
  • Icing Sugar
  • Dusted Icing Sugar
  • Snowman Marshmallows
  • Chocolate Snowballs
How to Make:

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350F/177`C
  2. Grease paper cases and place on baking tray.
  3. Crack your 2 eggs together in a bowl and whisk with a fork until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Add in your 2 bags of cake mix and continue to whisk once again until the mixture is smooth.
  5. If your mixture isn't smooth enough add a couple of teaspoons of milk to soften its consistency.
  6. Then add one teaspoon of butter, furthermore mixing until smooth.
  7. Then place your mixture in each of your paper cases then place in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
  8. Once cool, mix your icing sugar with water until you have found the correct consistency. Begin to place on each of your cakes. 
  9. Place your snowmen marshmallows and chocolate snowballs onto your cakes or any style of decor you wish to use. I just thought that these were really cute and seasonal as the white icing could represent the snow!
  10. To finish, sprinkle on your dusted icing sugar.


So I hope you liked these cute little DIY recipe ideas. They are super yummy and super easy to create as well as being inexpensive yet when finished do look rather impressive even if I do say so myself! I'm not the best of bakers and so I thought this was the perfect way to get into the seasonal mood with minimal effort! If you decide to recreate any of these recipe ideas please let me know, I would love to see how yours turn out, or if you have any seasonal recipe posts up on your blogs I would love to check these out so do let me know in the comments below! Until next time,

Happy Holidays!
Toni.x

2 comments:

  1. Love this! Looks so quick and easy :)
    Www.clashingtime.co.uk <3

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    1. It really is! You should definitely give them a go :)x

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