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4 cupcakes decorated for christmas: snowman, Santa, swirled frosting, tree

Christmas Cupcakes Recipe Tutorial

Learn how to make easy and fun Christmas Cupcakes 4 different ways with just a few ingredients.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cupcake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 154kcal
Author Dorothy Kern
Cost $10


  • 24 Cupcakes
  • 2 recipes vanilla frosting or 4 cans vanilla frosting
  • Food Coloring
  • Sprinkles
  • Marshmallows for the snowmen


  • Christmas Tree Cupcakes: tint frosting green. Add to a pastry bag fitted with a 1M tip and frost cupcake high, then decorate with a gold star sprinkle and other sprinkles for ornaments.
  • Melted Snowmen Cupcakes: frost cupcake white. Cut a large marshmallow in half and place it on the cupcake. Place sprinkles as buttons facing away from the head and use a toothpick with food coloring to draw the arms and face.
  • Santa Hat Cupcakes: tint 3/4 of frosting red. Use a round tip to pipe the hat then use a star tip to pipe around the edges and the tip.
  • Pinata Cupcakes: tint frosting 2 or 3 colors. Wrap each color frosting in plastic wrap formed into a log. Place all frostings in a pastry bag fitted with the 1M tip. Cut out top of cupcake and fill with sprinkles. Frost cupcake.
  • See the recipe post for more details and links to tools and other resources.


Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg