Make These Easy Christmas Lights Cupcakes in Minutes!

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.

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Make easy Christmas lights cupcakes with the kids this holiday!

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.

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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.
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How to Make Easy Christmas Lights Cupcakes

Below is the written and printable tutorial for this fun cupcake decorating idea. Use the comments section below if you have any questions.

Yield: 6

Christmas Lights Cupcakes

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If you're looking for an easy Christmas cupcake idea, these Christmas lights cupcakes are so fun and fast, you're definitely going to love making them--and eating them!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes



  1. Bake your cupcakes and make sure they are fully cooled so you don't melt the frosting.
  2. With a large decorating tip, cut a well in the top of each cupcake and fill that well with star sprinkles.
  3. Replace the top of the cupcakes.
  4. With a large star tip in a decorating bag, frost your cupcakes with a big swirl.
  5. Drizzle a long line of black gel writing icing in a mess on the top of each cupcake.
  6. Add several big round bright sprinkles on top of the black gel writing icing.
  7. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 493Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 287mgCarbohydrates: 74gFiber: 0gSugar: 61gProtein: 2g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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