It had been almost a year since I last made henna cupcakes. It's a long process to make them but they are a labor of love and a becoming tradition for any given occasion. Both the white chocolate macademia nut cupcakes and the buttercream frosting are made from scratch. The frosting is almost the same consistency as henna so it's perfect to put it in an empty (homemade) henna cone. (I've tried pre-made frosting and the flow is just not the same--it always has to be made from scratch!) Each cupcake is then uniquely designed which takes about 3-4 minutes each.
What are some of your baking traditions/dishes?
P.S. It's soooo good to be back in the swing of things. Some NY snapshots here: 1, 2, 3