My sweet little boy's 5th birthday occurs two days after Christmas. Subsequently, his preschool teachers (he goes to two) wanted to celebrate his birthday before the holidays. No problem...I don't have anything else going on anyway! (smiles!!)
(Photo from my iPhone...not too bad!)
Anyway, I asked my little guy what kind of cupcakes he would like for his birthday at school. He said, "Red velvet, vanilla & chocolate." Well, I finally got him to narrow it down to Red Velvet and Vanilla. I used the zebra cake method and alternated putting in red velvet cake batter and vanilla cake batter. They turned out beautifully...very Christmas-like (or in our case, very festive and birthday-like!) He thought they were great!