It's funny how we immediately associate the festive season with the colour red. Not green but red. And naturally it's ubiquitous right now. I hadn't given much thought to this before and perhaps I have far too much free time on my hands right now but this not-so-rare phenomenon fascinates me. Especially in the blog world where you'll note that the majority of bloggers who share their outfits with us are also turning to wine tones. Most are electing to add a touch of festive cheer to their ensembles and it's almost aways through a splash or complete saturation of crimson. Red is the undeniable primary colour we swerve to most during the Holiday season. Be it in your outfit, home decor or (especially) in food, in both savoury or sweet morsels, from sauces to fruits, red will be found. In reality this should come as no surprise given that colour certainly dictates our world. It's used to sell us products, invoke emotions and create biased hunger. We paint and create our world with it, affiliate brands and events with them. Colour is not as basic as you may think. It's complicated. Not only in the spectrum of hues but in its overall presence. There's an actual science to it.

I've been rambling far too much about colour and not enough about these charming little cupcakes which I came upon via Pinterest (oh God bless Pinterest!). All it took was a quick glance at the ingredients and method and I was reaching for the beater and eggs. Another thing I find to be peculiar is how little we mention angel food in general. Its become rather rare these days and I can't tell you the last time I saw one for sale in a bakery or tempting me at a cafe. Well we do live in a world brimming with total chocolate addicts who continually foam at the mouth at the mere mention of devils food cake. 

And while chocolate is always a good idea so should be a feather soft cake. And that is exactly what these cupcakes are; airy with a hint of delectable lemon. Silken and supple with a touch of creamy frosting and topped with a fresh raspberry. I should mention how the recipe also calls for a generous sprinkling of icing sugar, hence the name "snow angel", though having run out at the most inappropriate of times I ventured to improvise and attempted to create my own icing sugar by using a food processor. Of course to a normal person that's easy enough, for me it also involved an annoying coating of powdered sugar on the marble bench top I was working on. And it's at times like those that I wish I had my own cleaner.

Feel like serving these ethereal and dainty beauties during your own Holiday soirees or Christmas gatherings? Click here to view the original recipe from The Cake Blog

Happy eating.

-Sxx

It's funny how we immediately associate the festive season with the colour red. Not green but red. And naturally it's ubiquitous right now. I hadn't given much thought to this before and perhaps I have far too much free time on my hands right now but this not-so-rare phenomenon fascinates me. Especially in the blog world where you'll note that the majority of bloggers who share their outfits with us are also turning to wine tones. Most are electing to add a touch of festive cheer to their ensembles and it's almost aways through a splash or complete saturation of crimson. Red is the undeniable primary colour we swerve to most during the Holiday season. Be it in your outfit, home decor or (especially) in food, in both savoury or sweet morsels, from sauces to fruits, red will be found. In reality this should come as no surprise given that colour certainly dictates our world. It's used to sell us products, invoke emotions and create biased hunger. We paint and create our world with it, affiliate brands and events with them. Colour is not as basic as you may think. It's complicated. Not only in the spectrum of hues but in its overall presence. There's an actual science to it.

I've been rambling far too much about colour and not enough about these charming little cupcakes which I came upon via Pinterest (oh God bless Pinterest!). All it took was a quick glance at the ingredients and method and I was reaching for the beater and eggs. Another thing I find to be peculiar is how little we mention angel food in general. Its become rather rare these days and I can't tell you the last time I saw one for sale in a bakery or tempting me at a cafe. Well we do live in a world brimming with total chocolate addicts who continually foam at the mouth at the mere mention of devils food cake. 

And while chocolate is always a good idea so should be a feather soft cake. And that is exactly what these cupcakes are; airy with a hint of delectable lemon. Silken and supple with a touch of creamy frosting and topped with a fresh raspberry. I should mention how the recipe also calls for a generous sprinkling of icing sugar, hence the name "snow angel", though having run out at the most inappropriate of times I ventured to improvise and attempted to create my own icing sugar by using a food processor. Of course to a normal person that's easy enough, for me it also involved an annoying coating of powdered sugar on the marble bench top I was working on. And it's at times like those that I wish I had my own cleaner.

Feel like serving these ethereal and dainty beauties during your own Holiday soirees or Christmas gatherings? Click here to view the original recipe from The Cake Blog

Happy eating.

-Sxx

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  1. This looks amazing I will want to eat one now.

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  2. Oh gosh, not only do these look delicious, but they look so darn pretty as well! Love the pop of red the raspberries give!

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  3. They look great!! :) I'm such a bad baker >< My creations look always ugly, but they taste good! hahha Do you have some tips for me? I'm following you on bloglovin now!! I hope you will follow me back! :)
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    1. Thanks Jenny. Practice makes perfect really. I used to be pretty bad myself, burning everything to a crisp so I turned to those boxed recipes you buy from the supermarket. You can't go wrong with those and they require little effort. I guess that's how I amped up my skills, just the basics but still. One day I decided to follow a recipe and I went ok, sure it wasn't as pretty as the picture in the recipe but it was edible and that was a win in my book lol. Just keep at it, you'll quickly learn from your mistakes J xx

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  4. Love it, sweetie ^_^

    Kisses,

    Nicole

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  5. Aaah what a bad timing, I am starving! These look amazing!!

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  6. Great job, because these look delicious!

    Texas Jak
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  7. Amazing photos...............and soooo yummy.
    xox
    Lenya
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  8. They look so tasty! ♥
    xo
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  9. These cupcakes look so yummy :)

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  10. Hello! Nice blog!
    Follow me and I will follow back)

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  11. Ummm... YUM! Nothing else!!
    x Kirsty
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  12. I love that you started your post today talking about color, Sonia. I've always been fascinated by the use of color in every aspect of our lives. Unfortunately, I am so far from being an artist of any type that it just leaves me wondering and confused.

    As for Angel Food Cake, now, that is something I know just a tad more about. As a matter of fact, Angel Food Cake Day is celebrated in October and yes, I have a Pinterest board for that!!!

    These little darlings are adorable. The touch of said red, is indeed the icing on the icing, which btw looks quite tempting.

    Thank you so much for sharing, Sonia...I'm pretty sure I'll be pinning these, for sure!

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    1. I think it also leaves "artists" confused too. Colour can represent so many things really and if you delve deeply into it you'd probably drive yourself mad lol. I can't believe there is a day for Angel Food. That is incredible. I had no idea there were so many days dedicated to food until I came across your blog! xx

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  13. Oh man those cupcakes look beyond delicious!!! Now I have a major craving for anything sweet and I blame you for it lol thanks for the warm BD wishes :)

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  14. OMG. Looks great. Thanks for sharing and happy Thursday.

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  15. OmG! I want to eat one now!
    xoxo
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  16. mmmmm Christmas is the tastiest holiday!


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  17. Mmmm, that looks good! Not gonna lie though, I actually prefer the color green over red, ha x

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  18. Great opportunity to visit this blog. Amazing!!!

    xxx

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  19. Im having a virtual breakfast with you with these delicious cupcakes now!:) Sonia, you know how much love your recipe, so happy to see one Xmas themed, And since I have a huge obsession for red, of course Xmas is for me the best time of the year, in which I can wear red from head to toe and put it everywhere!:P Congrats, these treats are so yummy, well presented and so appetizing!:) Hugs and have a nice weekend! xo

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    1. Hehehe you're in your element right now Lilli! xx

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  20. Wow, wow, wow!

    xoxo
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  21. Uhmmmmm.... beautifulmand delicious cupcakes, great job Sonia!!!!!
    Happy friday beauty!
    Love, Paola.
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  22. que buena pinta.Un besazo
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  23. Gosh, those pictures looks amazingly delicious, thanks for the link to the recipe, will be trying it out soon. xx

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  24. I just want to grab these out of my laptop and eat them.
    They look delicious.
    *Stomach noises*

    Xx Anne
    www.sickchicksblog.blogspot.nl

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    1. I wish this were possible. Maybe on day! ;o)

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  25. You're right, when I see a bold red in the month of December, I automatically think Christmas! These cupcakes came out beautifully, they look so yummy :)

    Mili

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  26. Wow Sonia!!!! Now I'm very hungry!!! Have a nice day, kisses (and thank you for your visit),
    Eni

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  27. Que preciosas fotos y que pinta tienen, me encanta el post.
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  28. Ooh I'd love to eat these!

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  29. Omy! Those cupcakes make me crave. If only there's a cupcake shop nearby, I'm going to go there and buy some <3

    Have a great day! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
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  30. Looks SOOOOO good, you have made me hungry! xx

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  31. I'll need to check out that recipe asap! My husband will love it!

    Bella Pummarola

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  32. I think we associate red with the holidays because it is a warm and cheery color. those cupcakes look delish!
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  33. These must taste sooo good! Drool worthy post Sonia!
    XO
    Jeanne
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    1. They really did Jeanne, they were heavenly! xx

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  34. Oooooo...these look delectable. And colour theory is so interesting, eh? It is interesting how colour evokes certain memories for us...in this case, red for Christmas....

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    1. It really is and so very complex at that xx

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  35. Omg this looks delicious and a perfect treat for the holidays!! Great post! :)

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  36. They look so beautiful and delicious!

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  37. Looks so yummy!
    xoxo

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  38. Your photos are seriously stunning! The cupcakes look so yummy!

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  39. yumm this would be a great Christmas treat! cannot pass up a raspberry haha! :)

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    1. Can never pass up berries in general hehehe! xx

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  40. Looks so good!!!

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  41. They look so pretty! I haven't tried baking because I'm scarred of what it will taste like. Haha :)

    xx Janelle
    Styles & Prints

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    1. Awww, I'm sure they'll turn out fine if you give it a go! xx

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  42. OMG!!! I want to try it!! They look delicious!!
    xoxo
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  43. Wow how beauties aren't they:). So pretty - well done Sonia.

    Enjoy your holiday season.

    Xxoo. http://attraction2fashion.com

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  44. The way you described these, yum! And they look flawless. Love these shots :)

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  45. Looks delicious!
    Xxx,
    Julie | http://www.juliechagas.com/

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  46. Airy cupcakes with lemon accents - WOW! This is what I need:)
    It looks appetizing and beautiful!

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  47. Can I have one of these now? Soo beautifully presented.

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  48. These cupcakes look really good !

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  49. Oh very cute cup cakes
    xx

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  50. They look cute and delicious! :) I like how red ushers in the start of the holidays! With Christmas, Valentines day and Chinese new Year there's a whole lotta red at the start of the year.

    Colours and the meanings behind them and the usage of them fascinates me too, it's an interesting area of study! (Not that I've studied it long, just in passing)

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    1. There certainly is a whole lot of red happening this time of year, not just with Christmas xx

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  51. ooooh!! I need one of this :) Yummy!

    xoxo

    rose

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  52. Wow , Sonia I really love your food posts! Lovely pics and these cupcakes are amazing!
    xx
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  53. they're so pretty and look so yummy!!
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  54. Thanks for sharing, I'll check out the recipe. Wish you a wonderful Sunday!

    Jasmine ♥
    For a Real Woman

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  55. Wow, these look so amazing and delicious!
    Love your blog, hope to see you soon on my blog
    www.beneaththecoat.com
    or Bloglovin
    or Facebook :)
    Kisses from Zurich,
    K

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  56. Lovely bakes, Sonia! You certainly got me in the mood for X'mas, dear! xoxo
    Luxury Haven

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  57. Oh these look sooooooo good!! And I like that they do not have to be perfect, yet are still beautiful.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
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  58. I'd love for those cupcakes to magically pop up on a tray besides my sofa! Am I asking too much!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

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    1. Not at all Coco. I wish I could zap these into your living room pronto xx

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  59. I am associate this season with the color red!!! So delicius cupcakes !!! I need the recipe.
    kisses
    Duapara

    Have a new post :)

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  60. Oh my! GIVE THEM TO ME! NOOOOOW! Looks so delicious!

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  61. Those look amazing! Love how you photographed them :)

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  62. I feel like I am always reaching for red during the holidays! I am usually not a red person either! Those cupcakes look divine! I want to reach through the screen and snatch one!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  63. Davvero bellissimi, da provare!
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  64. I agree, it is weird how we always associate this time of year with red, it just seems to 'work'! I love the picture….they look sooooooo yummy and I have such a sweet tooth!!!! Ah!

    Layla x

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  65. This looks good so yummy.
    Merry Christmas xx
    M

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  66. Yeah I could one or two.... or all of these cupcakes. They have fruit? That makes them healthy...

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