If you hate Christmas cake, then maybe festive cupcakes are the go-to option. After seeing this really cute collection, they are most certainly are the way forward in my house.
Cupcakes are far more versatile than cakes due to their small size. You can make a series of a dozen identical dwarves or a collection of different holiday themes. Decorated cakes are far too large to be similarly flexible.
Cupcakes are also a great project to do with children, so take some inspiration from this gallery and get to baking.
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