The Little Cupcake Shoppe – Christmas Cupcakes

I really enjoy seasonal anything! All offerings including Christmas Cupcakes and this time, I got cupcakes from The Little Cupcake Shoppe in McKenzie Towne in Southeast Calgary. I tried only had 3 of them and they’re so good!

The Little Cupcake Shoppe - Christmas Cupcakes

My favourite would be the Spiced Rum Eggnog Cupcake. This cupcake has a denser cupcake base but it is infused with so much spice rum and eggnog flavour, it is good. It is an eggnog cupcake base with a spiced rum and eggnog buttercream. This cupcake does contain alcohol and you do taste it. It really puts you into the festive season!

The Little Cupcake Shoppe - Spiced Rum Eggnog Cupcake

They have a candy Cane Chocolate Cupcake which I find it to be very similar with their Chocolate Chip Mint Cupcake except for the decorations on the top. It’s a rich chocolate cupcake mix and a delicious mint butter cream icing! It’s the cupcake that you know it’s a holiday cupcake!

The Little Cupcake Shoppe - Peppermint Candy Cane Cupcake

The last cupcake is a Gingerbread Cupcake which is made with a gingerbread cupcake batter and gingerbread buttercream icing. At first, you’d think it will taste like nothing but gingerbread, but it’s not the case. It’s really delicious and not over powering at all.

Little Cupcake Shoppe - Gingerbread Cupcake

There’s a lot of great treats from The Little Cupcake Shoppe so it’s worth trying it out for yourself too!

Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Ah, the holiday season fills the air with excitement! But, not enough without the warming and soothing Peppermint Hot Chocolate drink from Starbucks. It’s always great to find a good caffeine alternative drink especially when in the crowded malls and parking lots. I’ve found this wonderful hot chocolate that is not only full of “energy” but with the refreshing mint, it’s great – and it’s from Starbucks!

Starbucks - Peppermint Hot Chocolate

This drink also looks great too – with the whipped cream and chocolate shavings, it definitely puts me into the festive spirit and much more easy going! I’ve always loved mint hot chocolate, and it’s been hard to find lately to have & make at home.

Starbucks - Peppermint Hot Chocolate

This lovely seasonal drink is made with Steamed milk with peppermint, mocha and vanilla flavored syrups, sweetened whipped cream and dark chocolate curls. It’s the perfect balance for a mid day pick-me-upper or even a dessert at the end of the day. Get one and enjoy them while it lasts as they are only seasonal offerings…

Second Cup – Holiday London Fog

There’s really nothing more exciting for me to have a Holiday London Fog from Second Cup. I know I rave about Chai tea’s and what not, but this is always another neat alternative. London Fog is normally made of Earl Grey Tea and some Vanilla flavour shot with steamed milk. What makes the Holiday version extra special is that they use a holiday Earl Grey tea, which is cherry flavoured. It seems like a lot of flavoured shots in the drink, but it’s actually quite good. It’s a bit on the sweeter side from both the cherry and vanilla, but it’s something I’ve associated the holiday season with as well. This is definitely a drink that you don’t need to add extra sugar in either!

Second Cup Holiday London Fog