A fun collection of cheerful and festive Christmas cupcake decorating ideas to give your party table color and challenge your creativity this coming Christmas! These cupcakes are screaming Christmas spirit! You can really feel the holidays all around.
I've been watching too much Sugar Rush episodes on Netflix lately and it inspired me to make this post. It awakens my suppressed sweet tooth and make me go bake all day and turn the house into a delightful smell of holiday treats.
What base flavor can you use for Christmas cupcakes?
You can go classic with vanilla and chocolate flavors. If time is of the essence go for the box kind or if you want it more exciting do everything from scratch. For a more 'Christmasy' feel, here are some other options you can go for:
- pistacchio, walnut, pecan
- red velvet
- any flavor with fruity stuffing or jam filling
Frosting, Icing, Cupcake Topper
Christmas cupcake decorations are the show-stopper. You can make them as whimsical, fun or as crazy and over the top as you like. Red, white, green and gold are in if you think about any Christmas treat. A really fun activity with the kids or the whole family.
- vanilla buttercream
- cream cheese frosting
- peppermint or any Christmas candies
- pretzels, bread, macarons
Things You Need to Make and Decorate Christmas Cupcakes
For a smooth sailing baking and decorating your cupcakes, you will need:
- A good quality food mixer.
- Non-stick cupcake trays.
- Digital scales for accurate measuring.
- Cooling racks.
- Measuring spoons for accuracy of ingredients.
- Mixing bowls.
- Wooden spoons.
- Rubber spatula for easier handling of cake mixture and icing.
- Cupcake cases.
- A good oven. [Source]
- Cake decorating kit.
25 Christmas Cupcake Decorating Ideas
Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Cupcakes by Baker by Nature
Peppermint+Mocha+Chocolate= heaven! This cupcakes are just surreal. Sprinkled with crushed candy canes to make it sparkle.
Christmas Light Cupcakes by Delish
Very easy to make cupcake with cream cheese frosting, M&Ms representing christmas lights and black decorating gel to connect them.
Christmas Tree Cupcakes by A Table Full of Joy
This cupcake screams white Christmas! Just look at the powdery snow sprinkle on the green frosting!
Easy Reindeer Cupcakes by Jenny Cookies
These are adorable little reindeer cupcakes. You will need chocolate melts, parchment paper and edible eyes to decorate the frosting.
Christmas Wreath Cupcakes by Onion Rings and Things
These festive Christmas wreath cupcakes are super simple to put together with your favorite chocolate cupcakes, buttercream frosting, yellow fondant and multi-colored candies.
Santa Hat Cupcakes by Midget Mama
Making these Santa hat cupcakes is so easy. All you need is homemade cupcakes cooled, red frosting, white frosting and a frosting piping bag.
Christmas Tree Cupcakes by Preppy Kitchen
Christmas tree cupcakes using ice cream cones. You basically just pipe little star-shaped dollops onto a sugar cone with a number 30 tip.
Sparkling Cranberry White Chocolate Cupcakes by Life Love and Sugar
These Sparkling Cranberry White Chocolate Cupcakes are made with a moist vanilla cupcake that’s filled with cranberry mascarpone and topped with white chocolate buttercream
Gingerbread Cupcakes by Butternut Bakery
These cupcakes are so flavorful and topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting with little homemade gingerbread cookies on top!
Reindeer Chocolate Cupcakes by My Cakes School
A combination of mini candy bars, sprinkles, and pretzels into the most adorable reindeer candy bar cupcake toppers.
Snowman Cupcakes by Little Sunny Kitchen
Cute snowman cupcakes with marshmallow and frosting.
Easy Pretzel Christmas Tree Cupcakes by Fabulessly Frugal
To make this fast and easy cupcake topper, you will need candy melts or white chocolate chips, food coloring, pretzel sticks, baking sheet, wax paper, cupcakes, and sprinkles.
Christmas Present Cupcakes by the Cake Blog
Decorate cupcakes to look like a gift box, they are perfect for dessert or gift giving this Christmas!
Hot Chocolate Cupcakes by She Knows
This sweet cupcake looks like a big cup of hot chocolate but tastes like a rich chocolate cupcake.
Sugar Plum Fairy Cupcakes by Sally's Baking Addiction
These magical Sugar Plum Fairy Cupcakes are lightly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg and filled with fruity jam. Top with vanilla almond buttercream and an array of candies for a perfectly festive Nutcracker treat!
Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcakes by Baked by Rachel
Chocolate cupcake with candy canes inside plus a beautiful swirl of peppermint buttercream frosting
Very Merry Tricolor Christmas Cupcakes by Tidy Mom
Red, green and white cupcake with a hint of peppermint!
Snowflakes Cupcakes by Glorious Treats
Super fancy cupcake with royal icing snowflakes.
North Pole Cupcakes by The Girl Who Ate Everything
Feel the North Pole winter wonderland with these simple and straight-forward to make cupcakes!
Christmas Pinata Cupcakes by Wild Wild Whisk
You're in for a surprise when you take a bite of these delicious treat!
Christmas Swirl Cupcake by Betty Crocker
Little elves will have a merry time decorating these adorable cupcakes.
Strawberry Santa Hat Cupcakes by Hoosier Homemade
Very fruity santa hat cupcake made of strawberries and sprinkles!
Christmas Tree Cupcakes by Party Pinching
Light up your party table by these festive cupcakes. String the lights with candy and sprinkles, they are so easy to make.
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