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snow angel cupcakes

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, but this not-so-rare phenomenon fascinates me. Especially when it comes to fashion and the blogsphere where can’t help but note an abundance of personal style or inspiration posts celebrating tones in red. Most 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 associate with during the Holiday season. Be it via your outfit, home decor or (especially) in food. 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 hues, affiliate brands and events with them too. Colour is not as basic as you may think. It’s complicated and there’s an actual science to it. Not only in the spectrum of hues but in its overall presence.

snow angel cupcakes

snow angel cupcakes

And because of this, I couldn’t help but be compelled to reproduce these charming snow angel cupcakes which I came upon via Pinterest. All it took was a quick glance over the ingredients list and I found myself searching for the electric beater and eggs.

I find it peculiar how little we mention angel food. This has 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. I suppose we do live in a world brimming with chocolate addicts who continually foam at the mouth at the mere mention of devils food cake no?

And while chocolate is always a good idea, so should be a feather soft snow angel cupcakes. 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 cupcakes”. 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 an easy enough task. For me it also involved an annoying coating of powdered sugar on the marble bench top and floor I was working on. It’s at times like these that I wish I had my own cleaner. Feel like serving these ethereal and dainty snow angel cupcakes during your own Holiday soirees or Christmas gatherings? View the original recipe from The Cake Blog.

Happy eating,

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