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Saturday, December 14, 2013


I love poinsettias; they are such an essential part of the Yuletide season. An old Mexican legend has it that in the 16th century, a young girl  who was too poor to buy a gift for the Christmas celebration was inspired by an angel to collect the roadside weed and offer it at the church altar. Red "flowers" miraculously sprouted and the poinsettia was created.
You don't find poinsettias here on our side of the pond. Our poinsettias in Malaysia are grown in the highland greenhouses. We call them 'bunga Krismas' in Malay which literally translates as Christmas flower.
I am having fun experimenting with buttercream icing and made these poinsettia cupcakes - my first attempt.

Sharing this video by Xanthe Milton. I love her cupcake decorating tutorials.


  1. Oh my goodness...another fantastic creation.

    I LOVE poinsettias. I remember the first time I saw a 'real' wild poinsettia along the road side in Old Mexico...they're big as trees there.

  2. oops...that's me, Hootin' Anni...I'm in my bird photo blog admin right now and forgot to sign out.

  3. Hi! I'm a new follower to your blog! I found you at the Super Sunday Link Party. Your poinsettia cookies are beautiful! I look forward to your posts!

    Ashlyn @

  4. I love them too, they're very Christmas-y. :) And these are lovely.

    Thank you for linking to Super Sunday Sync!

  5. I usually have one live poinsetta in my home every year. Not sure why but this year I don't have one yet. Now you made me want to go out and get one.

  6. Your bunga Krismas are beautiful, Veronica! I love the story of how they originated too - I didn't know that before but I'm definitely going to remember it every time I see a poinsettia :) Wishing you and your family a very Salamat Hari Natal!!

  7. They are beautiful. You are so talented.
    Have a Merry and Blessed Christmas. Christmas.

  8. They are so beautiful. Love them!
    Merry Christmas!!!

  9. beautiful Christmas flowers!!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Wishing you a lovely weekend and a very Merry Christmas♥