These cupcakes are for A's class party today. I was trying to avoid anything too Christmas-y since there are quite a few people in her class who don't celebrate Christmas. I thought this struck a good balance--definitely Christmas, but only if you know the Christmas poem that goes with it. We'll call it one of our Christmas secrets.
The idea and instructions for decorating these cupcakes came from one of my favorite books, Hello, Cupcake!. Of course, theirs look much more polished, but I think one of the third grade classes is liking my version just fine right about now!