It seems that all the coolest parties involve cupcakes and champagne at the moment and we can’t get enough of them.
Anything that features cake has our vote, but it’s also a big trend with lots of top London hangouts putting cupcakes on the menu. The Front Room at posh London Hotel Flemings will be serving cupcakes and champagne from mid January (to those who can get a booking). If that’s not you, we’ve got some ideas of how to sneak this yummy trend into your life over Christmas and New Year…
Sophisticated New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve is notoriously busy and many people prefer to stay home and glam it up indoors. Why not make this year’s theme cupcakes and champagne. Each guest has to bring a bottle and a selection of cupcakes for everyone else to sample. The mixture of sugar, champagne and Big Ben’s chimes will have you all on cloud nine while you see in 2010.
Baking with the kids
During the Christmas holidays, keeping kids occupied can be a task in itself. Teach them how to bake cakes and stock up on loads of colourful toppings to get their creative juices flowing. Then when you’ve worn them out and they are tucked up in bed, it’ll be the perfect time to reward yourself with that glass of champers or a big cup of tea.
Girly get together
Get out your favourite movies and invite the girls around for girly gossiping, cake and some bubbly. If you don’t fancy slogging away in the kitchen just head to your local bakery and let them do the hard work for you, after all, this is about relaxation and taking time out for yourself. Switch champagne for tea and your afternoon of indulgence can be just as delightful.
Bake-off at the office
Feeling competitive? Why not arrange a little monthly bake-off at work. That’s exactly what our office did at a recent festive party. Judging can take place on a Friday afternoon and the winner gets a free bottle of champagne – either that or everyone else has to make their tea for the next week. Themes are great too as it brings out people’s creative side.