1. Go beyond the basic flavors. Try making a spiced gingerbread, peppermint, or even an egg nog inspired cupcake.
2. Upgrade your liners. Instead of using the ho-hum foil cupcake liners, try these new StayBrite Baking Cups! (I found them at my local grocery store). I loved the elegance of these black and white Victorian print liners, but there are several graphic prints to choose from!
4. Add some bling. With a star linzer cookie cutter and rolled out gumpaste, I cut out mini stars to garnish the cupcakes. Then, I brushed them with some edible silver dust to add a touch of holiday flair.
5. Show them off! Use a cake stand. I have quite an addiction to cake stands and would probably serve everything on them if I couldn't stop myself. If you are entertaining, displaying your sweets at different heights adds depth. So make sure you put those cupcakes up on that pedestal they deserve!