Our Favourite Christmas Makes

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We love crafting at Christmas! We love anything at Christmas actually. We’ve made and baked loads of things for the festive season in our 3 years blogging at Little Button Diaries, so we thought we’d share with you our favourites.

1. These super cute Chocolate & Cinnamon Pudding Cupcakes. Nyom.

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Viv’s Velvet Beetroot Cupcakes

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My lovely friends Viv and Jon came over to stay with me last week. They were the most wonderful house guests, babysitters, chefs and tea makers. Viv made these delicious beetroot cupcakes when she was here. I didn’t say it at the time, but I was dubious. I have had beetroot cake before and it tasted of, well, beetroot. Not good. But these ones, THESE ones. They are the best cakes. And 1 of your five a day (like, probably). So read on!

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Chocolate & Cinnamon Christmas Pudding Cupcakes

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The party season is well and truly upon us! Hooray! We’ve been to toddler Christmas parties, fake Christmas with friends, and the first of many Christmas dinners this week alone, and have already eaten one box of Quality Street. These chocolate and cinnamon Christmas pudding cupcakes have been what I’ve taken to all our festive social dates so far. I used this cupcake recipe (it had ‘amazing’ in the title so seemed like a winner!) and created the Christmas puddings using Lindor chocolates.

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Matilda-Themed Cupcakes

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“Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it’s unbelievable.”

– Matilda, By Roald Dahl

Everyone who reads a Roald Dahl book falls instantly in love with his writing. Fact. We grew up adoring his books and remember them with happy nostalgia. So we were very happy when we were asked to take part in the Matilda Bake Off Competition with some tickets for Matilda the Musical in London. Roald Dahl plus Tim Minchin (who wrote the show) is a mix of wonderful medicine that George himself would be proud of.

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Toblerone Cupcakes

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It was Button buddy Laura’s birthday a little while ago, and if there’s one thing I know, its that laura LOVES cake. She also loves biscuits, tea and toblerone. As tea and biscuits would make for an odd (or amazing?!) cake, I thought I would have a go at some toblerone cupcakes. They tasted pretty good, even though I overbaked them a bit (I forgot to put on the timer, oops.) I adapted this recipe from a staple caramel sponge cake.

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Rocky Road Cupcakes

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Being pregnant I find myself having sweet cravings a lot of the time. I also find I’m pretty indecisive in choosing what I actually want as a treat. When I couldn’t decide between a rocky road or a cupcake the other day, I thought why choose when you can have both! These chocolate chip cupcakes are topped with vanilla buttercream and a deconstructed rocky road on top. They really do satisfy any sweet craving you have, pregnant or not!

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Life In Pictures

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Life in Pictures is our weekly mini-gallery of what our Little Buttons have been up to over the last seven days.