Okay, okay, so it’s a little early… Well, a lot early. Still, before we know it, it WILL be the season! Here’s something to try in a few weeks…
Triangular Number Christmas Tree
1, 3, 6, 10… What’s the pattern?
Hint: If you can’t crack the code, try making a drawing of each number. Do you notice that you can make each number into a triangle?
1 3 6 10 15 . . .
These numbers are called triangular numbers. To model the pattern, why not whip up a Triangular Number Christmas Tree out of melt-in-your-mouth, black-bottom cupcakes? Here’s the recipe:
½ butter (1 stick)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup milk
Large, dark chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Prepare cupcake tin by placing paper liners or greasing the tins
- Mix the butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla thoroughly.
- Add the flour and baking soda, alternating with the milk
- Put several chocolate chips in each cupcake paper. Fill ½ full with dough.
- Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of each cupcake comes out clean.
- Assemble the cupcakes as shown in the photo