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What's APPening? Digital Decorating

12/02/2014 09:54AM ● By Aimee Cormier

By Gail Suberbielle

Christmas Tree Decorator®

We can’t wait to put up our Christmas tree, but until we get out all the boxes and unpack the ornaments, the Christmas Tree Decorator app lets us practice our hand at decorating ahead of time. This high-res app lets us decorate a tree in three different “locations,” with lots of decorations to choose from and Christmas music in the background to set the mood just right. Sound effects and animation like falling snow add to the fun; don’t drop an ornament, or it will shatter! Your tree lights, just like the ones at home, can stay lit steadily, they can blink or twinkle. Save a high-quality image of your finished tree to share with family and friends. From ANDESigned, LLC. Cost: $0.99.

Cupcakes! Holiday Edition®

This is one cupcake we can’t wait to sink our (virtual) teeth into! Users can get almost all the fun of a freshly baked cupcake with none of the guilt or calories. With this virtual cupcake maker, users can choose from a variety of batters (pumpkin, apple spice, Christmas pudding), themed frostings, toppings and cupcake liners. Bake your cupcakes in the virtual oven, then send the finished product to friends via e-mail or Facebook. This holiday version of Cupcake! features a myriad of holidays – everything from baby showers to St. Patrick’s Day, Hanukkah and Christmas. Now if they could just figure out how to let us smell them… Cost: $0.99.