I adore how easy these Christmas lights cupcakes turned out to be! They’re so fun and the kiddo did a great job helping me put them together.
Christmas Lights Cupcakes
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we really love Christmas. Like really really with a cherry on top and maybe some whipped cream–ok, definitely with some whipped cream. That’s why I make about a million crafts and recipes for Christmas. I just really love it that much.
Just take these easy Christmas lights cupcakes for example. They’re so fun and bright, and the kid helped me make them. They’re just so–fun. And that’s everything great about Christmas cupcakes and Christmas in general.
If you’re ready for some Christmas fun, well, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make Easy Christmas Cupcakes
- Start with this easy Lazy Girl cupcake recipe. Its so simple and absolutely perfect every time! You could easily make these cupcakes with chocolate cake–I’ll be coming out with a recipe for that very soon that’s so ridiculously simple, you’ll love it. But you can even use cake mix–no one is judging!
- Don’t bother making your own black frosting–that’s too much work. Just grab a tube of that pre-made black gel writing icing. It’s easy and done for you, which is what this recipe is all about.
- Definitely find some super cute cupcake liners like these, because I think that brings together the whole look.
- You can use M&M candies or Skittles to make the lights on these cupcakes, but I used some big round ball sprinkles. I just liked the scale of the smaller balls.
- I also added a surprise inside these cupcakes of little star sprinkles (you can find them here). Seemed appropriate at the time. LOL!
- Be sure to let your cupcakes cool completely before you try to frost them, please. You don’t want the mess that comes with warm cupcake and frosting…ew.
How Do I Make this Christmas Lights Cupcakes?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- 6 Vanilla Cupcakes (I like to use my Lazy Girl Cupcakes)
- 1/2 can of Vanilla Frosting
- Round Bright Sprinkles
- Star Sprinkles
- Black Gel Writing Icing
- Bake your cupcakes and make sure they are fully cooled so you don't melt the frosting.
- With a large decorating tip, cut a well in the top of each cupcake and fill that well with star sprinkles.
- Replace the top of the cupcakes.
- With a large star tip in a decorating bag, frost your cupcakes with a big swirl.
- Drizzle a long line of black gel writing icing in a mess on the top of each cupcake.
- Add several big round bright sprinkles on top of the black gel writing icing.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 493 Total Fat: 21g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 17g Cholesterol: 56mg Sodium: 287mg Carbohydrates: 74g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 61g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g
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More Easy Christmas Cupcakes You Might Like
- Christmas Tree Cupcakes – I will never not recommend that you make these easy Christmas tree cupcakes. The. End.
- Candy Cane Cupcakes – I loved making these easy cupcakes with little candy canes on top–they’re just too cute and fun!
- Santa Belt Cupcakes – These little Santa belly cupcakes are perfect–and pair so well with my (coming soon) Santa hat cupcakes!
- Snowman Cupcakes – The kids are going to love helping to make these fun snowman cupcakes.
- Hot Chocolate Cupcakes – One of the best cupcakes I’ve ever made, who doesn’t love a cupcake topped with marshmallows?! Maybe sprinkled with a little brown sugar? Hmmm…
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