Celebrating Diwali with Chai Moments & Cupcakes

I know I’ve been talking about Diwali a lot lately, but to say I love this holiday would be a serious understatement. I’m pretty much like that kid that starts counting how many days are left until Christmas on boxing day – except my countdown is for the festival of lights!

{This week’s Chai Chat is all about Diwali – surprised?}

Today is Dhanteras, which is sort of the “official start” of Diwali celebrations. It’s the day to give the house a deep clean, dress the doorstep, and bake my Diwali cupcakes. This is a tradition I started when my son was in grade one. A few days before Diwali we bake off a lot of cupcakes (we try to cover both the kids classes, the staff at their school, and some our neighbours), and then decorate them with a variety of frosting flavours the night before Diwali.

malai-ladoo{These malai ladoo were flavoured with cardamom Chai Moments & they were delicious!}

This year I’ve been experimenting with using instant Chai Moments flavours from Tea India in my cooking, and I’m thinking of using them in the cupcake frosting. The two flavour combinations I’m thinking of are carrot and raisin cupcakes with ginger chai moments frosting (for the adults), and chocolate cupcakes with masala chai moments frosting for the kids. I think that little kick of masala will really make the chocolate flavours pop. This cupcake frosting experiment is happening tonight in the Pink Chai kitchen so make sure you are following along on Instagram to see the results!

Also, just in case you missed them earlier this month; How to talk to your kids about culture, Easy Diwali Traditions, DIY Votive Candle Holders for Diwali.

 

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  1. naaz
    October 21, 2014 / 12:22 pm

    Happy Diwali dear :)
    love your blog …keep going

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