I believe this is the perfect combination of cupcakes, chocolate, glitter and Christmas. They are however, rather labour intensive. Only make these if you are very patient, or for someone you love very much.
You will need:
Cupcakes (6oz butter, sugar & flour plus 3 eggs + 1 tsp vanilla extract)
Christmassy cupcake cases
Chocolate buttons - lots!
Makes about 20
For the cupcakes, cream the butter and sugar, add the eggs, flour and vanilla extract. Bake at 180C for about 12 minutes, until a knife comes out clean. Allow to cool.
Make some thick icing sugar paste (using icing sugar + water) - this is the glue to hold the buttons on. Place a little on the back of a button, then dip the edge of the button into the glitter. Place on the cupcake in circles working into the centre.